With 24-hour news cycles and the constant presence of screens, text rushes past us at an astonishing rate. We must slow down, read closely, and uncover subtle messages in texts. This conversation focuses on studying, collaboratively with students, close reading skills and their transfer into media, culture, and daily life.
During each of the six breakout sessions throughout the weekend, a large number of conversations will take place. This site will help you organize your plan for the weekend and provide the relevant information for each conversation. After signing in, search through the conversations below and mark the sessions you are interested in to populate your personal schedule on the right (or below if on your mobile phone).
As we move further into the Digital Age, the populous is being segmented into varying degrees of digital competencies. Join Mozilla and the National Writing Project to discuss how a fluent understanding of the web and the nuances of web culture is necessary in today's world.
At SLA, the Ethic of Care is central to the way we treat our students and each other. But what does that look like in practice?
Harassment and bullying interfere with student learning. In some tragic instances, these behaviors interfere with life itself. Join us for a conversation on creating strategies for prevention, intervention, resolution, and restoration of the community after incidents of harassment or bullying.
People travel all over the world to look at beautiful buildings; we are proposing that schools should fit that category too! Looking for a conversation on inspiring learning spaces from around the world.
At SLA, we view acceptance of students with special needs as vital to our culture of diversity. Supporting all students in the general education curriculum requires communication and cooperation amongst all members of a school community. We are always working to develop and build upon systems to support a wide range learners, with the end goal of moving them towards independence beyond the walls of our school.