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8.5x11: Sameness, disruption, and design in the classroom

Who:
Christina Jenkins
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 307

When does technology integration make sense in the classroom, and when does it not? We will examine the instructional routines we often abuse (see PowerPoint), and propose strategies for disrupting these routines by introducing "design thinking" to teaching practice. Participants will make a physical book that illustrates this concept.

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A Teacher Like Me: pushing past racial archetypes

Who:
Jas Thomas and Rosalind Echols
When:
Session Six
Where:
Room 307

Do students need a teacher who "looks like" them, and is from a similar background? How can we create meaningful relationships with students in spite of our own preconceived expectations and stereotypes? How can educators design curriculum that pushes beyond student labels? This conversation will explore multiculturalism in the classroom, and its implications for learning.

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Many to Many-- How Entire School Communities Can Collaborate

Who:
Jim Heynderickx
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 307

Join a conversation about practical ways to develop Clay Shirky's "Here Comes Everybody" concepts in a school community. Be ready to share both successes and set-backs, and discuss the best processes for change.

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Resources for Success: How to Offer Differentiated Support for Math Students

Who:
Brad Latimer and Sunil Reddy
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 307

What can be done when students require additional support beyond the classroom? How can we offer support for students while balancing a full teaching load? How can resources be made available to effectively offer differentiated support? This conversation will focus on creating a structured set of mathematics resources both inside and outside of school.

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The Caring Classroom

Who:
Zac Chase, Bud Hunt and John Pederson
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 307

This conversation will focus on what can be done across subjects, grades and schools to build a climate of care.

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User-Generated Education: An Authentic Student-Centric Model of Education

Who:
Jackie Gerstein, Ed.D.
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 307

"Should a student-centric, user-generated education be the predominant learning model for this era of the 21st Century?" will be explored through a technology-enhanced Socratic Seminar.