Augmented Reality is the practice of taking 2 dimensional objects in the classroom and making them into 3 dimensional and 4 dimensional live learning objects. We will talk about what changes occur when we shift the culture in our classroom from a flat 2D paper to a 3d or 4d surface that allows the classroom to expand beyond its four walls...
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).
Using examples of studio-based learning projects, learn how to infuse design thinking elements into the classroom and get students to work on and solve real-world challenges. Learn about and discuss how the studio model and multidisciplinary collaborative projects enhance inquiry-based learning and interest from students.
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?
This conversation will focus on the ongoing development of an interdisciplinary curriculum involving math and physics.
Part photowalk, part art exercise, part respite from the intellectual gymnastics of the day, this session is for anyone who enjoys expressing themselves with a device that takes pictures (including smartphones, tablets, etc.) Our subject will be SLA itself. No prior experience or expensive camera equipment required, just your passion for photography and a desire to improve your craft.
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.
Based on our forthcoming book, which provides school leaders with a hands-on guide to rethinking practices to create truly innovative schools, this session will present a framework and step-by-step guide for school transformation. School leaders are invited to bring their whole team along to engage in several exercises to kick-start the 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.
A conversation facilitated by Dr. Bobbi Kurshan of Academic Innovation @ Penn GSE. This is an opportunity for educators to engage in meaningful dialogue with current education entrepreneurs about what educators of all stripes want from EdTech.