Conversations

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).

K-12 and Higher Ed: The Best of Both Worlds

Session 2
Youngmoo Kim, Adam Fontecchio

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.

Learning in Public

Session 3
Alec Couros, Dean Shareski

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?

Let's Talk About Change

Session 4
Rob Mancabelli

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.

Teachers as innovators and social entrepreneurs

Session 5
Sam Reed, Timothy Boyle, Anissa Weinraub, Michele Mckeone, Rashaun Williams

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.

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