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).

Searching for DaVinci

Session 1
Kelly Tenkely, Michelle Baldwin, Anastasis Academy Faculty

True learners are multidimensional; they are passionately curious about the world around them. Leonardo da Vinci was the quintessential example of a Renaissance man. Scientist, inventor, painter, sculptor, architect, cartographer, mathematician- the list goes on. Is your classroom currently set up to foster the da Vinci's of the world?

Tradition vs Innovation, a Battle of Beliefs

Session 2
Liz Davis and Lisa Thumann

In a world where students are constantly plugged in, how do we find the balance between engaging them on their level and teaching them the face to face skills of real life interaction? In this conversation we will debate the benefits and challenges of a traditional vs an innovative curriculum.

Question IT: Are We Mad?!

Session 3
Peter Skillen, Brenda Sherry

Time to bust some myths! Many one-liners and simplistic claims are made, like "Kids don't need to memorize anything. They can just Google it!" Or, Its not about the tool. Its about the learning. We think such claims may be dangerous and misleading. Lets chat and deeply explore some myths.

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