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).

Adopting, Using, and Reusing Open Content

Session 5
Bill Fitzgerald, Jeff Graham, Andrea Burton

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.

Broadening STEM, Intertwining the Arts with the STEM Disciplines

Session 5
Alistar Erickson-Ludwig, Liana Nathan

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!

Disruptive Talent

Session 5
Claire Robertson-Kraft, Alyson Goodner, Rachel Meadows

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.

Performance Task Assessment & the CWRA: Better Goal-Posts for Student Learning

Session 5
Pam Moran, Jonathan Martin

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.

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