We want you to get as much as possible out of this weekend. If you're new to EduCon or the progressive/ed tech scene, join us for a crash course in EduCon, SLA, and all the latest ed tech tools.
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).
In this panel conversation, SLA teachers from each discipline will discuss how they created standards language for their specific subject area, how they track student progress throughout the school year, and how they integrate the skills and reflection into their own classroom.
You've seen Google Earth, and maybe even used it yourself; but have your students used it to develop empathy with world events they study? Together, we will learn how to make Google Earth place marks that students (and teachers) can use to make multi-disciplinary connections about the world.
Playing with the X-Ray Goggles, Thimble and Popcorn, participants will explore concepts of interest-based learning through tinkering with Mozilla Webmaking tools and learning projects. This workshop will build understanding around how embedding webmaking in project based curriculum will lead to innovative problem solving, creative thinking and a desire for tinkering.
This panel-led discussion will feature three SLA teachers at different phases in their teaching careers. They will discuss their experiences navigating a technology driven environment and working in a setting that esteems the ethic of care.
How do we incorporate teacher voices into the debate over assessing teacher performance? I want to start the conversation by asking various education professionals their opinions, then pose my ideas about using inquiry to help teachers create a more formative and democratic approach.