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Beyond Standards; The Road Ahead

Who:
Joseph J. Bires
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 207

The current focus on standards is misguided and will result in students prepared for yesterday's world, rather than ready to create tomorrow. In this presentation, we will explore alternative concepts for organizing teaching and learning that will allow students to solve problems which they face now and in the future.

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High Noon - A model for online participatory learning

Who:
Dave Bill, Basil Kolani
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 207

Online learning has become a hot topic, but how is it being done at the secondary level to promote participatory learning? This session will examine an online class that is doing just that. We will discuss the implications while meeting some of the students taking the class.

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ICT Rich Interdisciplinary Education in an ESL Classroom

Who:
Dr. Ann Kennedy, Isaac Zawolo, Jeffrey Elkner
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 207

Three teachers with backgrounds in math, reading, and ICT are working together to create interdisciplinary learning experiences for their students using Scratch, Google Apps, Wiktionary, Audacity, and SchoolTool.

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Invitation to Inquiry

Who:
Eric Brunsell, Elizabeth Alderton, Lucky Mason.
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 207

For over 100 years, educational leaders have extolled the virtues of inquiry as a way to promote meaningful student learning. What are the essential features of inquiry across all disciplines? How can web tools enhance inquiry? Participate in model activities, discuss, share, and learn about this powerful teaching strategy.

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Projects in the Math Classroom: Learning Through Doing

Who:
Erin Garvey, Brad Latimer, Mark Miles, Sunil Reddy, Caitlin Thompson
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 207

How do teachers create a curriculum based in projects for a subject grounded in discrete skills? What does project based mathematics look like? How can meaningful projects serve to not only demonstrate student comprehension of key concepts, but also provide an opportunity for students to apply skills and knowledge to practical situations? What role do traditional assessments play in a project-based math curriculum?

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UDL and the 21st Century Classroom

Who:
Lisa Parisi, Karen Janowski, Paul Bogush, Christine Southard
When:
Session Six
Where:
Room 207

Come join us for a great discussion about UDL and its uses in a classroom. Learn how teachers are using this approach to level the playing field, helping all students be successful. Find out how technology makes this much easier and removes the obstacles to success for learners.