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).

Integrating Math and Science in Your Classroom

Session 1
Rosalind Echols, Matthew VanKouwenberg

This is a workshop to help us create an inquiry driven curriculum that integrates math and science into your classroom. We will examine case studies of projects and then design more projects that will not only satisfy your administrators, but will also get your students engaged in higher order thinking.

Controlling Cognitive Load in a Dual-Tasking Society

Session 2
Chris Bigenho

SESSION RESOURCES http://educon24-cognitiveload-dualtasking.wikispaces.com/ This site contains links to collaborative notes from the session as well as links to videos used for research and a link to a pdf of the conversation. You will also find a link to the article that forms the basis for this session. However, you will want to look for this through your school or university library. Explore the basics of cognitive processing and how multi-tasking impacts your ability to recall what you learn. Participants will receive an overview of cognitive process related to learning and memory, test their ability to multitask and discuss implications for teaching/learning and ways to mitigate cognitive over-load in a dual-tasking society.

Collaborating with New Media Literacies

Session 3
Karen Blumberg, Don Buckley

Henry Jenkins has defined new media literacy skills for our participatory culture. In the 21st Century school, students/parents/teachers/administrators need to embrace these skills and harness their ability to enhance communication, motivation, understanding, and accountability.

Architecture Participating in Education

Session 4
Jim Richardson, Wyck Knox

This conversation with leading practitioners in school design will explore how shifts in educational agendas are transforming the design of learning spaces. 21st century education often takes place in spaces shaped by 19th century practice - how can todays educators help shape innovative spaces that facilitate modern teaching and learning?

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