Conversations

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).

Leadership & School Cultures that Effectively Support 21st Century Learning

Session 3
Tom Daccord, Patrick Larkin

While policies are an essential tool for managing technologies, effective leaders nurture school cultures that promote and exercise a vision for conscientious innovation with new learning technologies. Come discuss how to develop school cultures where stakeholders share a vision of meaningful technology integration to support 21st Century learning and examine U.S and Singaporean systems where school administrators provide structured support to develop institutional capacity for systemic reform.

Video Production and Social Media: A Powerful Combination

Session 3
George Mayo, Harry Costner

This conversation will focus on the benefits of integrating social media into school film production programs. Examples of new media projects as well as simple tips for creating and sharing student films online will be included. We’ll also discuss how publishing student work online helps build essential media literacy skills.

Why School?: What's Our Enduring Value?

Session 3
Will Richardson

I think we all agree that the Web is creating amazing new opportunities to learn for kids of all ages. But the challenges to "school" are profound. Now that much of what we used to come to school to learn is in a bajillion places online, what changes? What are the enduring values and experiences of this thing we call "school" now that content information and learning are everywhere? It the question for our times.

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