Are unions impeding or accelerating the pace of innovation and reform in education? How are unions affecting the way teachers are valued by parents and the public? What can be done about these issues? Come to this session and we'll find out ... together!
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 conversation will center around ways to integrate "MakerSpaces" where students can tinker, hack, and create during the school day AND get credit for it.
Is PBL just for grades 6-12? In this discussion we will challenge whether or not authentic problem based learning is possible in a public elementary school. We will look at three components: curriculum, aesthetics and norms and flesh out each component to arrive at a working model of PBL in an elementary environment.
5th-8th graders came together on Wednesdays to experiment with a promising application, Aurasma, that makes creating interactive experiences a snap through layering virtual objects over images in the Greene Street Library. What was gained from this experiment? How can you harness the potential of augmented reality in your school?