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).

Developing Portfolios as Artifacts of Understanding

Session 1
Claudia Loewenstein, Trevor Worcester, Chris Bigenho

Assessment seems to be the word of the day, but how do you assess understanding? We know how to test for knowledge, but how do you capture proficiency? This session explores three general forms of digital portfolios with an emphasis on capturing and archiving artifacts of understanding.

How do we ask the right questions?

Session 3
Zac Chase

This session will look at inquiry as a tool for professional development as well as classroom instruction. Participants will participate in group discussions, share resources and have the option of enrolling in a collaborative study group that continues the conversation after EduCon.

Storytelling with Google

Session 4
Dan Barcay

Join Google Lead Software Engineer Daniel Barcay for a discussion of how we can use Google Earth and other Google Tools as powerful storytelling devices. The session will include examples to start the conversation with participants brainstorming ways to leverage the tools in unconventional ways to allow students to unlock their stories.

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