Do spiders fart? What do the footprints of a robin look like? Do ants climb trees? These questions were all inspired by our study of our schoolyard at the Mission Hill School. Come discuss why no school should be without outdoor learning, how inquiry isn't just for science, and how letting children lead an investigation will take your thinking deeper.”
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 arts engage students in deep, inquiry driven, project-based learning experiences, but are often hard to capture and assess. If the trend is, “What is measurable matters,” how do we make our case for difficult to measure “subjective” areas? What can we learn from arts assessments about interpreting students’ learning?
It's no longer enough for educators to engage our students; if we believe in the mission of meaningful public education for all, we must directly engage with the public as a whole. Come to this conversation to brainstorm about how we can best do that!
Schools and school systems struggle to strike a balance between the many expectations they carry: basic skills, exploration, college and/or career preparation, citizenship and many others. What (and who) is education for, and who gets to decide?
Augmented Reality is the practice of taking 2 dimensional objects in the classroom and making them into 3 dimensional and 4 dimensional live learning objects. We will talk about what changes occur when we shift the culture in our classroom from a flat 2D paper to a 3d or 4d surface that allows the classroom to expand beyond its four walls...