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21st Century Classrooms or 21st Century Learning?

Who:
Tracy Weber
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 211

We've all been encouraged to build a 21st century classroom full of cool technology tools and gadgets, yet many have witnessed the underwhelming change these tools have brought to student learning. Why is that? We'll explore this dilemma as we work collaboratively to clarify a vision and a process for creating digital age learning environments.

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Fostering Youth Leadership through Technology-based Service Learning

Who:
Edison Friere, Chris Alfano, Crista Collins
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 211

How can we as educators and community partners cultivate strong youth leaders in an era of constantly changing technology? The answer is simple: youth as agents of this change. This conversation will focus on implementing student-driven, service-learning program models in schools.

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Languages Without Borders

Who:
Melanie Manuel, Juan Gabriel Sanchez, Jillian Gierke
When:
Session Six
Where:
Room 211

How can we extend our conversations outside of the classroom? How do we develop productive partnerships with other classrooms around the globe? How do we involve our audience?

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Moving Beyond the Scientific Method

Who:
Darryl N. Williams, Ph.D.
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 211

To build scholarship in STEM, students need to be taught in environments that foster the development of a systems thinking approach to learning using engineering design as the platform. Evidence shows potential value in increasing the presence of engineering in K-12 STEM education to address the current lack of integration of science, technology, and mathematics.

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Now what?

Who:
Jeremiah Patterson
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 211

You're exhausted; your mind is churning with snippets of conversation from the EduCon experience; you're headed back into your own "real" world. Go armed with a plan of action for creating real reform at home.

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Teaching Big Ideas to 21st Century Learners through collaboration, innovation, and differentiation

Who:
Zoe Branigan-Pipe and Ben Hazzard
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 211

Presented by a Program Consultant and Classroom Teacher from Ontario - Come see the power of a collaborative and engaging online learning environment that meets the needs of 21st Century learners in elementary and middle schools.