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).

Panel: Home & School 2.0 - Envisioning a Transparent, Connected Learning Environment

Session 1
Gwen Pescatore (P), Deb Rzepela-Auch (P), Dania Henaidy (P), Andrea Abel (T), Sara Heckman (T), Nancy Kaufman (T), Gabrielle Morrison (T), Joe Mazza (A)

A panel of parents, educators and lead learner at @KnappElementary School will share their collaborative efforts in "meeting parents where they are" using both tech & non-tech family engagement strategies to engage a diverse elementary school population in suburban Philadelphia.

Broadening STEM, Intertwining the Arts with the STEM Disciplines

Session 5
Alistar Erickson-Ludwig, Liana Nathan

There has been an emphasis on educating students in the STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) disciplines. A growing movement to broaden the concept of STEM into STEAM (with the A representing arts) provides a broader framework for including creativity, innovation, and to some extent collaboration into these fields. This session will be about creating content and will be fun!

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