Making the shift from a culture of teaching to a culture of modern learning can only happen when a school community shares powerful beliefs about learning. This session will discuss practical strategies to help educators to “find the others” or expand pockets of innovation and inspiration that embody modern learning.
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).
This workshop will share out ideas about how to create a vibrant interest-driven internship program as a key component of increasing engagement and relevancy for high school students.
This workshop will focus on the realities of connecting the classroom to the workplace, while addressing common partnership needs and issues on both sides of the table. We will explore how to incorporate mentorship into various learning environments to generate conversations about STEM careers and the pathways to them.
The idea of creating playlists (curated sets of online projects) respects teachers’ knowledge of their kids and pedagogy while adding ideas about digital media learning. Teachers get excited to create and compose curriculum in new ways that integrate technology into teaching and learning, which then gets teachers side-by-side with youth.
Our students live in a world that is over-saturated with videos, photos, ads, music, and social media posts. How do we as educators help them navigate this world and flourish in it? Led by SLA Digital Video teacher Anna Walker-Roberts.
How has our role as educators evolved as more student-centered and personalized learning models emerged? What is the indispensable expertise and value teachers continue to bring to the classrooms and how do we keep these at the forefront of practices? Is higher education and the current model of PD building capacity in these areas?