Collaborating around the topic of changes in a stable and successful institution can be difficult for a variety of reasons, not the least of which is motivating a sense of need for continual improvement. This session aims to open a dialogue among participants on both philosophical and technical means to facilitate these conversations among faculties.
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).
The World Wide Web makes possible for the first time in human history the sharing of educational resources on a global scale. This conversation will explore the implications of sharing educational resources through the web.
Humanities classrooms hold vast potential for rich discourse. This connects students to each other and their world, and also encourages intellectual curiosity, and life-long learning. Empowering student voice is an intricate and involved pedagogical practice, and yet so vital to creating safe and dynamic classroom spaces. Be prepared to craft many ideas and strategies to deepen teaching and learning in your humanities classroom.
How do you get students thinking on a deep level with surface level skills? How do you get to the interesting questions and meaningful activities when you're learning primary skills? In other words, how can we encourage students to play Mozart (or feel like they are), when they only know Chopsticks?
Using examples of studio-based learning projects, learn how to infuse design thinking elements into the classroom and get students to work on and solve real-world challenges. Learn about and discuss how the studio model and multidisciplinary collaborative projects enhance inquiry-based learning and interest from students.
Positive Psychology is the scientific study of what makes individuals and communities happy. This session will center around how to infuse classrooms and school environments with more joy--for learning, for life pursuits, and for building lasting relationships. Be prepared to workshop practical, useful ideas to infuse into your school. C'mon, get happy!