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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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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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Better than Passing Notes: Backchanneling Promising Practices

Who:
Cheri Toledo, Sharon Peters
When:
Session Six
Where:
Room 304

Join us as we discuss backchannel uses, constraints, and successful practices that were revealed by seventeen educators in a qualitative study. This non-disruptive, non-subversive, collaborative activity will be used during the primary discussion to expand participation and interactions. Moderator, anchor, and jockey roles will be explored and practiced.

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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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Leveraging the Wisdom of the Crowd: Collaborative Action Plans

Who:
Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
When:
Session Six
Where:
Room 204

If using Web 2.0 tools is so easy, why is implementation so difficult? Preparing students for the 21st Century calls for collective action of all stakeholders and this session looks at the steps needed to build momentum and garner buy-in from the entire school community. Participants will discuss...
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Metacognition: The Real 21st Century Skill.

Who:
Mary Moss
When:
Session Six
Where:
Room 208

With all the talk about 21st century skills and standards, what is really important to teach adolescents? We believe that the ability to self-regulate their learning is the most important skill we can help adolescents develop. In this session, we will present some of our practices and facilitate an open discussion for feedback, dialog, and the sharing of best practices.

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The Academy and the You-niverse: college search & fit in the internet age

Who:
Shelley Krause
When:
Session Six
Where:
Room 209

What happens as students imagine themselves into their unknown futures? What are students' hopes and expectations with regards to their learning communities? How do characteristics they want to consider map onto what's currently "searchable," and how might that change? Will the increasing transparency of learning enable students to assess their future learning opportunities in new ways?

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The Many Hats of a Technology Coordinator

Who:
Marcie Hull
When:
Session Six
Where:
Room 303

Let's talk about the position of Technology Coordinator. What are our challenges, what are our solutions. What do we want from our administrators? What do we want from our teachers? What is required of the IT position and should they weigh in on educational technologies?

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UDL and the 21st Century Classroom

Who:
Lisa Parisi, Karen Janowski, Paul Bogush, Christine Southard
When:
Session Six
Where:
Room 207

Come join us for a great discussion about UDL and its uses in a classroom. Learn how teachers are using this approach to level the playing field, helping all students be successful. Find out how technology makes this much easier and removes the obstacles to success for learners.