How can we impact student achievement in a World Language classroom by providing a curriculum rich in the arts? World Language teachers often struggle with how to engage students, particularly with regards to speaking and writing. In this session, we will demonstrate multiple activities that use the arts as a vehicle for generating ideas, enthusiasm and creativity.
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).
Design Thinking gives students the benefits of seeing change happen, leading group-life , and understanding the value of empathy in problem-solving. It's a great tool, but seriously where do I get started? This is a conversation around how teachers are doing DT and how you can implement it where you are.
This conversation will about sharing a performance task based approach to teaching, learning, and assessing. Skills like effective communication, problem solving, analysis, and reasoning are the real characteristics of being prepared for life, work, and academic pursuits. We'll see what it takes to develop these skills in our classrooms.
How can we organize schools that empower teachers to be responsive to the individual curricular and social needs of students? What would a school led by teachers look like and what conditions need to exist to create such a place?
Part photowalk, part art exercise, part respite from the intellectual gymnastics of the day, this session is for anyone who enjoys expressing themselves with a device that takes pictures (including smartphones, tablets, etc.) Our subject will be SLA itself. No prior experience or expensive camera equipment required, just your passion for photography and a desire to improve your craft.
Society could use more effective leadership, but what institutions teach it? We know how to teach it, but almost no institutions focus on leadership first. If you'd like to see a school teach the skills for leadership (probably post-graduate) or have experience starting schools or teaching leadership, please join.