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).
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.
At SLA, the Ethic of Care is central to the way we treat our students and each other. But what does that look like in practice?
Behind every scheduling conflict lies the assumption that academic scheduling is a zero-sum game. We reject that notion, and the tug of war mentality that pits science against humanities against arts. Join a group of educators committed to improving personal and academic learning through flexible structures and student choice.
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.
Emerging technologies open new doors for teaching and learning. Too often, these tools are used to repackage traditional ways of doing things instead of transforming instructional approaches. This conversation focuses on emerging tools that leverage teachers' ability to meaningfully assess student understanding and help achieve learning goals.
On the whole, strong teachers tend to be reflective practitioners. There is research showing that reflecting is an important skill towards improving as a teacher. Accepting that, how do we become better at reflecting and how do we help new and pre-service teachers do the same?
Science Leadership Academy's Student Assistant Teaching program has grown exponentially over the last four years. Come to a student and teacher-led workshop on creating and implementing a similar program in your schools!
Are you passionate about joyful learning? We believe creativity can be learned, practiced and applied to solve problems. Join us to participate in collaborative (and introvert-friendly) activities to amplify the joy in your classrooms using design thinking-inspired methods ... and Play-Doh!
This conversation looks at the intersection of technology and the development of human-centered classrooms.
I've oft wondered what "school" would look like if I were able to gather my PLN all in one spot and build from scratch. What would change and how would it affect all involved parties? There are no sacred cows here. Join me in this opportunity to design out loud.
In this workshop, we will explore the use of digital texts as teaching tools when students write. We’ll study texts that swirl across the digital landscape—TV, film, music, commercials, web content—and use them as teaching tools, finding ways to improve our students’ and our own writing.
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.
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.
Seymour Papert, Clay Christensen, Salman Khan and others believe we can reach what Malcolm Gladwell calls a tipping point in education when emerging technologies make dramatic increases in teaching and learning achievement possible. This discussion session will focus on this possibility for math education.