Using open educational resources, like open textbooks, can both save money and increase student success. But using OER also unlocks new pedagogies unavailable to teachers who use textbooks and other curriculum from commercial publishers. In this workshop, Dr. Wiley will discuss the research base behind "killing the disposable assignment" and demonstrate how using OER allows student assessments to take on value and meaning for students and teachers alike.
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 session is for educators who want to explore starting or improving an Advisory Program in their schools. Participants in this session will unpack what their ideal Advisory program would look like while examining questions around some of the ways an Advisory program can create challenges for teachers and students as they create a new dynamic for interaction in their schools.
How the propaganda, progressivist, and behaviorist movements have shaped the institution of schooling and have largely subverted the very principles of freedom and intellectual development that schooling purports to uphold.
We have been promised for years that technology would make our lives easier. With the emergence of cloud computing, omni-access, and Chromebooks that "just work", this is finally the truth! Come discuss all the ways 1:1 programs with Chromebooks and Google are connecting classrooms with ease.
Creating new schools is one way to introduce a more modern pedagogy, but most systems need to facilitate change in existing traditional systems. Join us for a conversation around how to facilitate that change, share stories of what's working and brainstorm possible pathways for making change in the traditional systems and structures of school.
What if school was a base camp for wonder? How could you create the conditions for wonder in school? What implications would that have for the expedition that students would take through their education? What are the infinite possibilities for imagining, designing, and creating when learning is based in wonder?
This workshop will ask participants to consider standard assignments within their classrooms or colleagues' classrooms and think about how they can be re-imagined given what we know about the importance of choice, our understanding of motivation, and the electronic devices available to them.