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).
Create strategies for motivating students to engage in learning using Web 2.0 tools. Enhance the value of your classroom. Explore curriculum pathways; utilize media devices; motivate students with Digital Magic.
How would you change a Progressive (yet traditionally delivered) PD model to make it work for you, your colleagues and your school?
The current focus on testing may be turning off students to real learning as it narrows the curriculum. If we ditch standardized tests, how do we evaluate students, teachers, and schools and what radical changes do we make to our schools?
When building a computer science program from the ground up, there will be missteps, breakthroughs and everything in between. We will share ideas for engaging students of all interest levels and abilities.
In 2007, a virtual colleague asked whether it was okay to be a technologically illiterate teacher? NETS-T provides one standardized, big-picture perspective. At the other end of the spectrum, the Edu-Twittersphere offers up a litany of tools on a nightly basis. Join this session to debate the competencies connecting the two.
How do we communicate our vision of teaching and learning with other people? As billions of dollars are invested in the standardization movement, how do we advance our own visions of a quality education? How do we tell stories that "stick"?