What is CoderDojo? Is it important to the educational landscape? What resources are needed to support and encourage the creation of CoderDojos around the country?
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).
Curation strategies for searching, teaching, and learning.
This conversation will focus on disruptive and sustaining innovation and their effects on education. What technology and educational innovations are revolutionary? Which are evolutionary? How do these innovations affect education and, ultimately, the future of our students?
One of the axioms of education is that we “teach the way we were taught.” How do we change how teachers are developed? What needs to change in Higher Education?
Bring the power of inventing to the classroom with new materials, digital fabrication, and computing by incorporating these new technologies across the curriculum. The making/tinkering/fabrication revolution is exploding outside of school. Now you can create a classroom makerspace regardless of budget or experience.
What do teachers and leaders do while we wait for policy makers to discover that the test culture they have created is a mistake?
It’s time educators to break down classroom walls, promote mindful disorder, leverage ALL of the environment for learning, and guarantee our young people access to contemporary materials. This conversation will cause you to question all that you have come to believe schooling is as we collectively imagine what learning can become.
Making the Impossible, Possible: A conversation for visionary educators, parents, students and policy-makers.
If YOU could change education, what would YOU do? Join this conversation about our collective commitment to revolutionize learning and what it looks like in our individual spaces. Tell us what you have done, are doing, or will do to transform education in your own sphere(s) of influence.
Want to get some ideas on how to get your students involved in the community and excited about it? Come join 5 students talk about their experiences in the Project SPACE Program and what got them started on it.
The human brain is built for stories. After a brief discussion of the science and theory, we will explore several aspects of story and digital storytelling and how they intersect with schools, curriculum, and learning. Small groups will collaboratively build a Learnist board to capture and share the ideas we generate.
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.
The important thing about the technology isn't the things that plug in but what we create with them. We'll investigate, design, create, and evaluate products in this prototyping workshop and discussion.
Participants will generate a joint list of challenges that schools face today. After engaging in a discussion on the issues where they’ll share their opinions, small groups will work together on ways to refocus the conversation on the issues to help bring about positive change in their own schools.
The nature of information access allows for a whole new way of working with content in our schools. Join us for a conversation deconstructing the concept of textbook and visioning what comes next.
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.