This workshop explores through dialogue the challenge of making real connections in a world where education is increasingly leveraging technology as a tool to teach.
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).
SLA softball and girls basketball coaches will lead a conversation about the benefits of athletics, ethic of care in extracurricular activities, and helping students to balance athletics and academics. We will discuss using athletic participation to increase academic performance and improve socio-emotional well-being.
In this conversation, teachers and principals from Ashoka’s Changemaker Schools Network will share specific strategies that they use to build community among diverse students, teachers, and families. Building community is one of the first steps in cultivating empathy and changemaker skills in students.
SLA counselors, Karina Hirschfield and Zoe Siswick, will discuss the role of the advisor in the college process.
Hybrid teachers, who spend 1/2 their time in the classroom and 1/2 their time in stewardship of the profession, can help colleagues enrich K-12 education. How can hybrid teachers develop their educational leadership while they are supporting students, collaborating with colleagues, negotiating employment contracts, etc.? Participant recommendations will evolve into an opt-in article for publication.
Preparing students for citizenship gets less attention these days than it deserves. Let's try to rectify that as we talk about what democracy demands from its citizens. From old-fashioned brainstorming to Google Docs collaboration, we'll build ideas to bring democracy beyond content and into the fabric of our schools.