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A Student's Vision of Personalized Learning & Real-time Collaboration

Who:
Evan Morikawa, Andrew Pethan
When:
Session Six
Where:
Room 301

How do we easily cater to the individual learning styles of students through technology; and facilitate collaborative, project-based work? Join a conversation hosted by a group of students from the project-based Franklin W. Olin College of Engineering. Your thoughts will likely be implemented in a wide-release online software package called Alight Learning, which is actively being developed by us.

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Discussion: Best Practices for Teaching and Learning at a Distance

Who:
Ted Bongiovanni
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 301

In this session, Ted Bongiovanni, Associate Director of Distance Learning for New York University's School of Continuing and Professional Studies, will facilitate a discussion of best practices for teaching and learning online. Discussion topics will include: activity design, the management of digital spaces, assessment and program evaluation.

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Ditch the classroom, embrace the world, and integrate Adventure Learning

Who:
Dr. George Veletsianos
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 301

We will discuss how teachers can design powerful and engaging learning experiences by focusing on narrative, pedagogy, social media, creative curricula, and the world outside the classroom. I will illustrate how a 5-year K12 Adventure Learning program engaged millions of students worldwide and assist participants in designing Adventure Learning lessons.

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Managing Filter Failure - Getting to the Good Stuff

Who:
Lisa Thumann, Liz Davis
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 301

Clay Shirky says, "it's not information overload - it's filter failure" Have you figured out a way to filter in the relevant information and filter out the noise? Join us to share the places and spaces that you use to harness the power of your network's intelligence and expertise.

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Rethinking Portfolios

Who:
Bill Fitzgerald
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 301

Portfolios can be used to document the process of learning, and to document what has been learned. In this conversation, we will look at how these two facets of learning can be mutually supportive. Moreover, we will look at portfolios as tools for student learning and teacher professional development.

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What if school wasn't just like real life, what if it just was real life?

Who:
Diana Laufenberg
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 301

Why we attend school, what we accomplish while we are here, how we spend our time; these are the issues I would like to investigate as we consider how to make 'school' more about meaningful and enriching life experiences, and less like hoop jumping and necessary evils.