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Changing Practice: Seeing progress in reluctant classrooms

Who:
Sarah Sutter, Alice Barr
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 300

What's working? We'll share emerging teacher practices using ubiquitous tools for staff and students such as Google Apps for Ed, talk about the resulting student work, and speak to the bigger picture of changing pedagogy. The conversation will continue as participants share what's working in their schools, and how we are collectively moving forward toward more constructivist, collaborative, reflective and open educational practices.

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Improving Professional Development with Online PD

Who:
Barbara Treacy, Chris Champion
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 300

Pennsylvania educators and EdTech Leaders Online are part of e-Learning for Educators, a 10-state collaboration with training for teachers to facilitate and design online PD for educators. This session will discuss: What's effective online instruction? How can it meet the needs of educators and address topics underrepresented in traditional PD?

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SLA Student Experience

Who:
Larissa Pahomov and SLA Students
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 300

Talk and learn about Science Leadership Academy with the people who matter most: the students! The members of panel will describe their own educational experiences at SLA -- as well as what lead them to the school, and where they think the experience will take them.

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Student Assistant Teaching: Completing the Circle

Who:
Alexa Dunn, Joshua Block and SLA Student Assistant Teachers
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 300

The Student Assistant Teaching program at SLA places Senior students in underclassmen classrooms and completes the high school circle experience of teaching and learning. It enriches teacher/student and student/student relationships, builds a multi-leveled community of reflective learners, and reinforces an ethic of care in the classroom and beyond. Please join us for an evocative and stimulating panel discussion with teachers Alexa Dunn and Joshua Block, plus members of the Student Assistant Teaching program as we explore the roots of this program and its success at SLA.

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Why Has Technology Failed to Bring Substantial Change to American Schools (and what can we do about it)?

Who:
Tim Stahmer
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 300

The authors of Disrupting Class ask "Why haven't computers brought about a transformation in schools the way they have in other areas of life?". Excellent question. Join us for a discussion of what we can do to change that situation. Bring any and all ideas to share.