Join us for a story-sharing session about your work. So much of our professional knowledge is gained through the experiences we relate to each other – which in turn influence our horizon of possibilities. Let’s gather to tell and listen to our stories of innovation in schools.
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).
How can leaders promote the power of informal learning within the organization? This conversation builds off a National study of principals and virtual learning as a means to enhance professional learning, organizational change and innovative teaching and learning practices. Discussion will focus on reimaging the future of the learning organization.
Starting from scratch (sort of): bringing old ideas of inquiry and project based learning to life in a new building.
Two co-founders of The Workshop School, a new public high school in Philadelphia, will lead a conversation about what project based learning looks and feels like when you have a chance to start a school. Simon Hauger, principal and co-founder, will talk briefly about the thrills and tensions of being a teacher at heart while working as a school district administrator in a new school; Michael Clapper, teacher and co-founder, will talk briefly about the thrills and tensions of trying to start a new school from a seat in a classroom.
Amazing things happen when educational programs define their own goals and pull resources from inspiring community partners. Whether sewing with circuits or gazing through the observatory of a science museum, these opportunities can redefine a student's learning experience. In our conversation we'll discuss how this programming can be designed and implemented.