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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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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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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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It Takes a Village to Raise a Program

Who:
Jeremy Spry and Rachel Hallowell
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 309

Community partnerships enable schools to give students experiences outside the classroom. Students can apply their education and learn from nontraditional teachers.

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On the Development of Learning Spaces

Who:
David Jakes
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 208

There are five axioms that form the foundation of the Educon experience. The axioms focus on the characteristics of school, of the role of technology and what learning can become. They provide a framework for informing what we can andshould do as educators.When we discuss pedagogy, when we...
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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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Students (and Teachers) as Creators of Content - Digital Storytelling and Beyond

Who:
Samantha Morra
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 308

Digital storytelling, podcasting, Flash animation, Scratch, etc are just a few powerful tools to create content or the web. The list is tremendous! This conversation will discuss current thoughts on creating and creativity, focus on best practices and explore some of these amazing tools.

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Taking Play Seriously

Who:
Brian C. Smith
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 204

Diane Ackerman's quote, "play is the brain's favorite way of learning" is oft used to describe the learning that takes place in elementary schools. Despite that belief, a simple visit to any school in the country will reveal a picture that flies in the face of Ackerman's statement....
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Teaching Teachers: How students can help teachers adapt to working in a new learning environment.

Who:
Jeff Kessler, Tyrone Kidd, Juan Gabriel Sanchez, Erin Garvey
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 303

The sequel to "Forging Student Teacher Relationships in an Era of Shared Learning," Tyrone Kidd and Jeff Kessler are back to expand upon the topic. In this session, Jeff and Tyrone will work with new SLA faculty to describe how students have helped them adapt to the SLA community.

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The Democratization of the Classroom in the 21st Century

Who:
Matt Baird and Doug Herman
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 304

The intention of this workshop is to explore how the ideal of more democratic and progressive classrooms might look today in light of 1:1 computing, networked communication and other tools that might be available.

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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.

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Wikis for a Dynamic Curriculum

Who:
Deon Metelski
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 209

Wiki's are not meant to house static content. See a MediaWiki implementation that highlights how a teacher can have their curricula materials online, make it visually appealing and increase the ability for collaboration among the learning community.

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Youth Voices - A Social Network Where Teachers Nurture Student-to-Student Conversation

Who:
Paul Allison
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 311

On Youth Voices, students publish images, videos, audio, and text not just to communicate but to connect with each other in groups of passionate inquiry. National Writing Project and EdTechTalk teachers who have been building this site with their students for seven years. Come learn more about a multi-school, peer-to-peer social network.