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).

Black Girl Magic in Practice

Session 5
Rebecca Coven, Swetha Narasimhan

How do we best encourage young women of color to effect change in the spaces they already occupy? This conversation aims to discuss strategies and tools for empowering students to change the rhetoric and attitudes around gender and sexism in their school.

Designing for Equity in Connected Learning and Teaching

Session 5
Shayla H Amenra, Kira Baker-Doyle, Christina Cantrill, Lana Iskandarani, Helga Porter, Robert Sidelinker, Kathy Walsh, Tracey Dean

How do we design for Connected Learning and teaching with the issue of equity in the forefront of our hearts and minds? This is what we have been exploring together as we challenge ourselves to be connected learners in order to design and teach in connected and equitable ways.

Graduation by Exhibition

Session 5
George Zeleznik, Ann Croxson, Gena Lopata, Laura Craig

Are today’s high school graduates prepared for post-secondary education? The Crefeld School’s Graduation by Exhibition (GBE) model better prepares students for a smooth transition to life after high school. Crefeld staff will share details about their successful progressive GBE process that is an essential component of the school’s program.

The Ethics of VR Usage with Children

Session 5
Lisa Castaneda & Marc Pacampara

As VR gains ground in education more teachers are finding ways to include it in their curriculum. In parallel, social science research suggests VR has an impact on the user beyond the scope of other mediums. Educators need to weigh VR’s costs and benefits and its impact on children.

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