Technology allows us to take advantage of a boundless classroom where learning happens anywhere, anytime. However, the crucial first step in developing this new learning ecology is to see students as partners. Join this conversation and consider how to prepare and nurture a culture of learning that encourages student agency.
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).
What if we behaved as if teachers were competent and capable of growth?
Move beyond a shopping list version of Maker Culture and design projects for "Monday, not someday." With the support of veteran educators with MakerEd experience, participants will form small teams for MakerEd design sprints that bring everyone’s expertise and esoteric knowledge to bear on challenging topics for your class, grade or faculty.
Whose voices are heard in education (education reform, education technology) circles? While it might be easy to identify (and lambast) the "corporate" voices, are we truly offering and supporting diverse voices in response? Who gets to speak "for" students, for teachers, for change? How can we do better?
A conversation facilitated by Dr. Bobbi Kurshan of Academic Innovation @ Penn GSE. This is an opportunity for educators to engage in meaningful dialogue with current education entrepreneurs about what educators of all stripes want from EdTech.
It's time to for progressive, connected educators to start building a larger movement for modern learning in schools and communities. Let's talk about how to do just that.