Despite having been the subject of increased attention over the last several years, the mechanics of using open content and the advantages of using open content remain poorly understood. In this session, we will look at the roots of some of these misconceptions, and define ways in which these misconceptions can be addressed. Additionally, this session will also help participants looking to get involved in the use, creation, and distribution of open content.
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).
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!
Teaching design thinking in schools trains students, teachers, and administrators to think outside the box and intertwine their knowledge to conceive innovative solutions towards the future of education. We'd like to share some examples of how our community collaborated to define, research, ideate, prototype, and implement their ideas.
There’s no shortage of educational innovators. The challenge is figuring out how best to bring their approaches to scale. Participants in this session will discuss what supporting disruptive talent – at the district, school, classroom, and community level – would look like and how we can better connect innovators across cities.
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.
We have a vision for effective, student-centered next generation schools, but that's very different from the realities in our classrooms. How do we bridge the chasm between what schools are and what they ought to be? This session will collaboratively explore catalysts for effective change.
Many schools are adopting visionary goals for student learning, including higher order thinking skills and creative problem-solving, and are seeking to evaluate student learning in more engaging and authentic ways. Performance Task Assessments and the exemplary CWRA offer a potentially subversive way to change the way we assess, which we will explore and discuss in this session.
Rough Cut Media is a non-profit devoted to supporting, creating, and advocating for production-based media education programs in schools. Our mission is to help schools create and sustain comprehensive, cross-curricular media education.
We have our students for about 6 hours a day. How do the other 18 hours impact their ability to learn, and our ability to teach?
To create an engaging learning community we must first engage all members of that community. This Conversation focuses on using Appreciative Inquiry to better understand how to reflect and harness the community’s energy in a positive manner to create our ideal learning community.
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.