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).

Makeover: Classroom Edition

Session 6
Christie-Belle Garcia, Alexandria Garino, Sarah L. Hamilton

Have you ever experienced the Web 2.0 in a classroom 1.0? Have you had trouble using 21st century technology in a 20th century space? This hands-on, interactive conversation is seeking innovative learners and teachers who are ready to take on an extreme makeover that impacts teaching and learning.

Online Vs. Face-to-Face PLNs

Session 6
Brandon Lutz

Are we moving towards a Surrogates society? Are online PLNs taking the place of face-to-face PLNs? Let’s debate between the use of online and offline interactions to develop and advance our professional and personal learning.

Serving all Learners: Special Education in Modern Schools

Session 6
Beth Menasion, Michael Ames

At SLA, we view acceptance of students with special needs as vital to our culture of diversity. Supporting all students in the general education curriculum requires communication and cooperation amongst all members of a school community. We are always working to develop and build upon systems to support a wide range learners, with the end goal of moving them towards independence beyond the walls of our school.

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