What responsibility do schools have to grow truly empathetic people? How do we help our students connect and build positive relationships with diverse populations in this increasingly divisive political/social climate? How do we help our young people “ listen to others deeply enough to be changed by what they learn?”
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).
Want to find a way to give students authentic audiences while simultaneously engaging with the community and showing them all the awesome work that happens at your school? Well then this workshop is for you. Come join us and learn how to make public showcases of student work happen at your school.
What does a high school education look like that engages students, involves the community, and prepares learners for the unknown possibilities of the 21st Century? At South Bronx Community, our students answer this question. We gave students the keys to the curriculum and supported them to design their own interdisciplinary projects.
You may have heard of growth mindset, but it's hard to change those habits! We'll get concrete about cultivating a growth mindset in your school community - diving into the "culture of error," which is about setting a tone by which it is safe to make mistakes or have a half-baked understanding. Because that is the ideal opportunity for learning.
Choosing to be Awakened and Awoke : A Conversation about Social Justice for All, in Schools and Beyond
Join us for a SLA-student-led exploration of how to engage young people in authentic social justice discussions and actions. This session seeks to map out ways for all of us to authentically understand, engage in, and make a positive impact across the spectrum of of social justice within our schools. From here, we will seek to identify ways to share our own stories while ensuring that all others can and will have an equal voice, too. Finally, the (3) SLA student session leaders will also share their long-term plans for an innovative 'social justice' inspired event that will be influenced by your experiences, questions and ideas.
The term "student centered instruction" has been bandied about quite a bit in the past few years. What does that look like at the High School level? Let's brainstorm ways to adjust the learning experiences in our High School classrooms to meet the needs of students and teacher alike.