This panel will discuss the increasing importance of global education in today's classrooms. The four National Resource Centers at UPENN will share the latest trends in global pedagogy and resources available for Educators to facilitate a global curriculum.
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 conversation will introduce participants to writing and making as an interactive and engaging process. Presenters will share resources, strategies and web links, for the Boys Write Now and Save Our Skills summer literacy programs for grades 1-12.
In this session we will talk about how to manage a classroom so that students can be in charge of their own learning. We will look at how teachers can use technology to encourage student choice and explore how to manage a classroom where students are sometimes using different tools.
Engagement doesn’t have to be elusive. In this interactive session, we will design a learning environment to maximize cognitive engagement. Synthesizing current research about the brain and best practices in instruction, we will continue an ongoing reflection about what school means and our roles as educators.
Why is it that the people making the decisions are rarely the ones having to live with them? Join a conversation led by students at the NYC iSchool to learn how we can make schools and our classrooms places that are created both for and BY students. Find out what it’s like to be in a community where student voice and student choice are a main priority and walk away with plans (both big and small) to incorporate student voice in to your school community and classrooms.