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Elementary School In The 21st Century - How Does The Pedagogy Change? How Does That School Look, Or Not Look?

Who:
Brian Crosby
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 303

We hear that education/schools need to change, to adapt for the 21st century. We even see examples of lessons, projects, technology use. But what is the "big picture?" What REALLY changes? We will look at examples and then outline/brainstorm as a group the "could be's" and "should be's".

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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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