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).
Every day, educators pass valuable digital literacy skills to students. In the rush to explore content creation, online privacy and security are frequently overlooked. This discussion will explore information security challenges in the classroom, and will giving educators easy-to-implement information security strategies to minimize the privacy + security breaches online and in the classroom.
The Autism Expressed and Digitability program is an award winning Digital Literacy and Life Skills Curriculum designed to increase inclusion into the workforce and social fabric of society.
Over the last 18 months, a startling group of diverse, extraordinary education practitioners and advocates came together, built trust and resilient relationships, and aligned on a vision of learning that addresses questions like: What do we want most for our children? They are now acting together to realize their vision.
The American Academy of Pediatrics recently acknowledged a distinction between “entertainment” screen time which should be limited, and educational and "active" screen time that can be beneficial. So how do we tell the difference? and how do both impact thoughtful consumption and critical creation of new media?
Mentors from the Philly Youth Poetry Movement facilitate a discussion on incorporating creative writing, performance skills, and public service into a powerful, student-centered humanities curriculum.
In this session, participants will learn about how two Title I traditional public schools build empathy in their students. The session will include storytelling with accounts from a teacher and counselor, modeling and practicing methods the schools use, and sharing out of best practices for building empathy from the audience.
Autodidacticism is the act of teaching oneself. There has been much discussion in edtech circles around autodidactism and how it applies to learning with technology in schools. Let’s discuss how autodidacticism impacts the range of learning experiences and professional development we offer our students and teachers.
Staff at SLA Beeber are coming from various educational contexts to
grow as teachers of project based curriculum. In this session, SLA
Beeber staff will facilitate conversations around our own
challenges, successes, and ambitions as teachers of the
sophisticated pedagogical practice that the original SLA campus has
developed and promotes.
The Web now provides an infinite canvas for developing spaces that are boundless locations for learning. At the same time, the types of devices that students have and can use to connect online are exploding. Given these two ideas, and the potential they represent for learning, it is essential that schools begin to develop a dedicated digital spaces for learning. In this conversation, we’ll discuss potential models for the design of such a space while developing a manifesto that provides a declaration and invitation into digital learning.
Personalization is a hot button issue as of late. The prospect of a student centered, inquiry-driven approach is enticing and personalization is a critical piece of that puzzle. The manner in which personalization is used broadly often invokes technology as tool for efficiency and streamlining that definitely individualize, but may not actually attend to the 'person'. Please join me to discuss the promises and perils of personalization in modern schools.
Has an ecosystem ever been presented more memorably than in Richard Adams’ novel Watership Down? Stories are humanity’s most enduring form of knowledge and have a vital place in STEM learning. Join in creating a library of fiction for teaching STEM, a pioneering resource of material and practice!
Tools come and go, but what remains? Teachers whose students use http://youthvoices.net will talk about what we have learned about the technologies that seem essential to our pedagogy after twelve years of working together to build a social network that promotes youth voices and connected inquiry.
Learn methods to prepare savvy online students in your online classes and programs. This session demonstrate effective methods (and metrics) for ensuring students are ready for their online learning experience.