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).

Building the 21st Century School: Adopting a Habit of Innovation

Session 1
Mary Moss, Alisa Berger

The purpose of this session is to share how the NYCiSchool is rethinking time, human capital, curriculum, and culture in order to create a successful 21st century learning model and to help other school leaders think about how they might utilize these levers of change to transform their own schools.

Re-Imagining Your School

Session 2
Samantha Morra

What would your ideal school or education be like? How can you make that vision come alive in your school? Re-imagine school without any limits and then overlay that vision on what your school is like now and how you can make that vision a reality.

Big ideas and authentic problems: Designing learning experiences with (and without) social media

Session 3
Christina Jenkins, Francesca Fay, Alisa Berger, Mary Moss

The NYC iSchool believes that learning experiences should be grounded in solving real problems. How might educators identify these problems and design curriculum around their investigation? We’ll discuss two courses: The Sixteen Project, an anthropological look at coming of age around the world, and #disastercamp, a design workshop for disaster response.

Lessons About Space from K-6 and Implications for Secondary Schools

Session 4
Jeremy Brueck

Environments have a profound effect on what children think, do and feel as knowledge seekers and learners. Join a conversation about what the shift from classroom to learning space might mean for young learners. Well share lessons learned from K-6 educators and discuss their implications on schools serving 7-12 students.

What Should Every Citizen Know?

Session 5
Dan Callahan

Are we providing a proper education for students today in order to create an informed citizenry? Participants will discuss state standards, the Common Core, and the rise of individualized education and try figure out how they help or hurt one of the most essential missions of schools.

Math 2.0 and the Wanna do Curriculum

Session 6
Ihor Charischak

With todays push for college, students are forced to follow the Algebra-Geometry-Algebra II Royal Road to Calculus with most coming up empty about what math is all about. Web 2.0 offers the possibility of a new paradigm where students actually want to do the math. Add your ideas at this discussion.

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