SLA Students and Teachers will lead a roundtable discussion on inquiry and project based learning.
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).
Give your classroom back to your students! When you give authentic choice and control to studentsm you let students learn on their own terms. Students get to digest what they learn rather than have it thrown at them. What happens when you give students control of what they learn, how they learn, and how they are assessed?
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.
Students find multiple avenues for expression through the Arts! Join this conversation to explore how the Arts enhance learning and create connections in traditional and inquiry-based lessons. Discussion will include research-based inquiry models, interdisciplinary connections, and how to incorporate the Arts, even when outside your comfort zone.
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.
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.”
Leaders give and take from a range of networks, helping them to infuse their organizations with new ideas. Often lost in talk of networking, though, is that it requires particular habits of participation. Participants in this session will practice the network habit by writing, peer editing, and contributing media in a 90-minute workshop. We will write a book on the spot and publish it soon after. As an added bonus, participants will walk away with a new network from which to learn.
How can we impact student achievement in a World Language classroom by providing a curriculum rich in the arts? World Language teachers often struggle with how to engage students, particularly with regards to speaking and writing. In this session, we will demonstrate multiple activities that use the arts as a vehicle for generating ideas, enthusiasm and creativity.
Are unions impeding or accelerating the pace of innovation and reform in education? How are unions affecting the way teachers are valued by parents and the public? What can be done about these issues? Come to this session and we'll find out ... together!
As experience designers, teachers have the ability to imagine, create, test, and improve their classes, projects, program and spaces each and every session. What does it mean to prototype ? How do you assess and improve each experience? How do you create a curriculum "on-the-fly?"
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.
Technology allows us to take advantage of a boundless classroom where learning happens anywhere, anytime. However, the crucial first step in developing this new learning ecology is to see students as partners. Join this conversation and consider how to prepare and nurture a culture of learning that encourages student agency.
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.