What happens when kids are given an opportunity to write what they want when they want to? Come share in some of the stories of a group of kids who are directing their own learning PUBLICLY and help us generate guiding principles for all teachers.
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).
This conversation will focus on models and best practices of engagement and collaboration between K-12 schools and Colleges and Universities. The discussion will begin with descriptions of existing programs, particularly K-12 efforts supported through the National Science Foundation (NSF) to encourage greater participation in STEM in college and beyond.
Social media tools such as Youtube have dramatically changed the learning landscape for young people and adults. Many people are now sharing their learning online, inspiring others to do the same, resulting in the creation of vibrant peer-learning communities. Lets talk about the implications of this movement. What is the value of learning in public, what is the difference between learning and sharing, and how can schools embraces these new affordances?
There's widespread excitement about building new kinds of 21st Century Schools, but how do you get from here to there? Join a conversation about technology, learning and change. Share in a conversation about how to initiate and sustain the change process at your school in lasting and successful ways.
This provocative panel explores the needs and capacities of educators to create laboratories of pedagogical innovation that exist outside of District Structure and hacks up of the concept of entrepreneurship in education. Join this conversation and harness your own innovative and creative powers.