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).

Permission to Speak? Creating Communities of Advocacy in Education

Session 2
Chad Sansing, Kirsten Olson, Christina Cantrill, Paul Oh

New media and communications tools give teachers non-traditional ways to organize and work for change in their classrooms, schools, divisions, and country. Join Chad Sansing, Kirsten Olson, Christina Cantrill, and Paul Oh for a conversation about creating online spaces of permission for students, parents, and educators to speak and enact the changes they want to see in our shared work of education.

The Rise of the Introvert

Session 3
Tony Baldasaro

Traditional school systems do not always support the needs of introverts. This session will begin to address the needs of introverts in today's classrooms.

From Thinking to Becoming: Being a Risk-Taking Educator

Session 4
Philip Cummings, Wendy Eiteljorg, Hadley Ferguson

Risk-taking for educators can feel just that, risky. What pushes us as educators and what holds us back? Through visible thinking strategies, we will spark dialogue about classroom risk-taking, encourage teacher reflection, and share ways to break out of our comfort zones.

Reimagining Community

Session 5
Teresa DeFlitch

Explore changing definitions of community and the implications for education. How can schools partner with their communities in ways that reflect local needs and the future of learning? How may we rethink teaching community preK to 12 to help prepare students for these new understandings?

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