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).

Go to the Gemba

Session 5
Carey Pohanka

Have you ever looked at your school experience through the eyes of a student? Have you lived as a student for a day? As educators, we are "designers" of the student experience, yet do we understand how the implications of our design directly impact our students? In this session we will look at our schools through the lens of a student. What can we do to make sure that we are designing the best possible learning environment for them?

Renting vs. Owning Education

Session 5
Anastacia Brie, Jennifer Gunn

A discussion about the meaning of student ownership (empowerment) of learning and how it’s related to and contrasts with student engagement. In addition, some practical applications to foster student ownership (empowerment) in the classroom. Participants will have the opportunity to plan activities and develop measurable goals associated with student ownership (empowerment) of learning.

The Effective Hybrid Teacher ~ Models that help students flourish.

Session 5
Gamal Sherif, Bruce Taterka

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.

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