SLA counselors, Karina Hirschfield and Zoe Siswick, will discuss the role of the advisor in the college process.
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).
5th-8th graders came together on Wednesdays to experiment with a promising application, Aurasma, that makes creating interactive experiences a snap through layering virtual objects over images in the Greene Street Library. What was gained from this experiment? How can you harness the potential of augmented reality in your school?
We describe the work done to prepare for a successful 1-1 laptop roll-out this year at The Baldwin School. We will identify the biggest challenges we faced, describe how we faced them, and encourage audience members to share their own strategies.
How do you get students thinking on a deep level with surface level skills? How do you get to the interesting questions and meaningful activities when you're learning primary skills? In other words, how can we encourage students to play Mozart (or feel like they are), when they only know Chopsticks?
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?
We've heard a lot about how wearable technology could impact medicine (http://www.livescience.com/39207-google-glass-surgery.html) commerce (http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/5341-glasspay-bitcoin-mobile-payments.html) and personal health (http://www.inc.com/scott-jones/future-of-wearable-technology.html)...but how about the classroom?
Traditional teacher education has focused on preparing teachers with content knowledge and field experience - but what about connectedness and networking? How can we redesign teacher ed to help pre-service and new teachers learn to and through networking with "experts" (i.e. teachers!) in the field?
How can we organize schools that empower teachers to be responsive to the individual curricular and social needs of students? What would a school led by teachers look like and what conditions need to exist to create such a place?
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.
Come hear from SLA students and their teaching team about the joys, challenges, and lessons of adopting a workshop model for English class—including thoughts about how to bring the traditional model into the digital age.
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.
Whose voices are heard in education (education reform, education technology) circles? While it might be easy to identify (and lambast) the "corporate" voices, are we truly offering and supporting diverse voices in response? Who gets to speak "for" students, for teachers, for change? How can we do better?
What does "therapeutic school" mean and how does it look? Learn how one small therapeutic school uses understanding, intention and awareness to do our best work, and how to apply frames and perspectives from therapeutic school to your own setting.
Are you entering in a BYOD or 1:1 initiative? Do you have questions about what to expect when your students have access to information at their fingertips? Come discuss with us all that goes into planning/implementing a successful BYOD/1:1 initiative.
What if school was a base camp for wonder? How could you create the conditions for wonder in school? What implications would that have for the expedition that students would take through their education? What are the infinite possibilities for imagining, designing, and creating when learning is based in wonder?