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(Re)Imagining Social Media & Technology in Teacher Education

Who:
Dr. Alec Couros, Dean Shareski
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 208

Join Dean Shareski and Alec Couros to discuss innovations in teacher education for developing technical skills and new literacies in preservice teachers. We'd like to share our experiences, but more importantly, we'd like to lead a conversation discussing the role of teacher education programs for developing innovative teachers.

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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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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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Bridging the Gap Between General and Special Education

Who:
Kathleen McClaskey, Christine Southard
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 303

Tools can remove barriers to learning for students with learning challenges, but have the perceptions ever changed of these students by the average classroom teacher? Join the conversation to discuss the often observed, but rarely documented gap between general and special education teachers and how we can bridge this gap so that every teacher understands how to support all of their students to their potential.

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Changing Practice: Seeing progress in reluctant classrooms

Who:
Sarah Sutter, Alice Barr
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 300

What's working? We'll share emerging teacher practices using ubiquitous tools for staff and students such as Google Apps for Ed, talk about the resulting student work, and speak to the bigger picture of changing pedagogy. The conversation will continue as participants share what's working in their schools, and how we are collectively moving forward toward more constructivist, collaborative, reflective and open educational practices.

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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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Falling Down the "Alice Project" Rabbit Hole: Inverting Traditional HS English Research and Writing

Who:
Christian Long, Jason Kern, Benedikt Kroll and Michael Nathman
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 204

For 6+ weeks this academic year, 3 sections of 10th grade English students (at a college prep, independent school in Texas) publicly analyzed Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (via The Annotated Alice: The Definitive Edition). Instead of the traditional approach to analyzing a text (with a teacher-lead conversations around pre-determined themes), students were challenged to "fall down the rabbit hole" (like Alice) throughout the duration of the project, therefore trusting their own instincts as they made their way through Wonderland's themes.

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Field Guide for Change Agents

Who:
Rodd Lucier and Ben Hazzard
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 309

The fourth 'R', Relationship, is one of the most important important tools to build upon if we are to succeed in generating lasting change in our schools. This session will ask participants to consider which strategies are most effective in building relationships with school, district, regional, national, and international colleagues.

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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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Invitation to Inquiry

Who:
Eric Brunsell, Elizabeth Alderton, Lucky Mason.
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 207

For over 100 years, educational leaders have extolled the virtues of inquiry as a way to promote meaningful student learning. What are the essential features of inquiry across all disciplines? How can web tools enhance inquiry? Participate in model activities, discuss, share, and learn about this powerful teaching strategy.

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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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Leadership 2.0: Who Do We Need Our Leaders To Be?

Who:
Chris Lehmann
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 208

If we assume that the schools we need are inquiry-driven, technology-infused and communities of care, what do leaders have to be to engender and nurture those ideas?

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Learning 2.0 -- Overhauling Classroom Best Practices

Who:
David Warlick
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 208

Participants in this conversation will discuss specific learning activities that are assigned by members, suggesting enhancements and new elements that bring the assignments into the light of learning 2.0.

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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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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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Projects in the Math Classroom: Learning Through Doing

Who:
Erin Garvey, Brad Latimer, Mark Miles, Sunil Reddy, Caitlin Thompson
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 207

How do teachers create a curriculum based in projects for a subject grounded in discrete skills? What does project based mathematics look like? How can meaningful projects serve to not only demonstrate student comprehension of key concepts, but also provide an opportunity for students to apply skills and knowledge to practical situations? What role do traditional assessments play in a project-based math curriculum?

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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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SLA Student Experience

Who:
Larissa Pahomov and SLA Students
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 300

Talk and learn about Science Leadership Academy with the people who matter most: the students! The members of panel will describe their own educational experiences at SLA -- as well as what lead them to the school, and where they think the experience will take them.

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SpeedGeek Learning: A platform for Disruptive Inspiration

Who:
Ben Wilkoff
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 304

What if we created a platform for inspiring disruptive ideas? What if we took the most passionate examples of learning and built them into lasting change for schools? SpeedGeek Learning is people presenting ideas in context, with meaning, for perspective. Let's create the platform for this disruptive inspiration.

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Student Assistant Teaching: Completing the Circle

Who:
Alexa Dunn, Joshua Block and SLA Student Assistant Teachers
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 300

The Student Assistant Teaching program at SLA places Senior students in underclassmen classrooms and completes the high school circle experience of teaching and learning. It enriches teacher/student and student/student relationships, builds a multi-leveled community of reflective learners, and reinforces an ethic of care in the classroom and beyond. Please join us for an evocative and stimulating panel discussion with teachers Alexa Dunn and Joshua Block, plus members of the Student Assistant Teaching program as we explore the roots of this program and its success at SLA.

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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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Subversive PD: Creating a culture of collaboration to bring educators into the 21st Century

Who:
Danja Mahoney, Michael Springer, Beth Knittle
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 309

Why are there still so many educators sitting in the back of the faculty meeting rolling their eyes whenever 21st Century Skills are on the agenda? How can Professional Development be meaningful, effective and important for the uninterested. This will be a conversation about getting ALL educators...
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Teaching Big Ideas to 21st Century Learners through collaboration, innovation, and differentiation

Who:
Zoe Branigan-Pipe and Ben Hazzard
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 211

Presented by a Program Consultant and Classroom Teacher from Ontario - Come see the power of a collaborative and engaging online learning environment that meets the needs of 21st Century learners in elementary and middle schools.

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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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Teaching the At-Risk Brain

Who:
Rodd Lucier
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 309

Those at risk are often under-represented in discussions about educational change. How can the needs and voices of at risk students and at risk teachers, be brought to the forefront when considering the transformation of our schools?

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The "Decoupling" of Education and School: Where do We Begin?

Who:
Will Richardson
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 204

The next ten years promise to be hugely disruptive for the traditional idea of school as more and more alternative learning platforms are created and expanded. This conversation will focus not on technology but on the larger shifts that will have to occur for schools to evolve into a different role in our society. Driving the discussion will be quotes from Allan Collins and Richard Halverson's recent book Rethinking Education in the Age of Technology.

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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 Art of the Remix: Collaborative Writing in the Social Media Classroom

Who:
Dr. Leif Gustavson, Vanessa Scanfeld
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 311

Remixing is as old as art itself. As digital technologies expedite the transition from passive consumers of text to an engaged, read/write culture, we explore the pedagogical benefits of the remix in relation to literacy and tackle the thorny issues of plagiarism and illegal appropriation.

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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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The Future of Science Education?

Who:
Rosalind Echols, Stephanie Dunda, Matthew VanKouwenberg, Tim Best
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 308

Four SLA science teachers will lead a conversation examining the current state of science education. How are science teachers' (and students') roles changing in the internet age? What are some techniques we can use to maximize learning for all students? How can we move toward our own personal "dream teaching" situations? Science teachers don't always have the answers, but we'll share how SLA is approaching these questions. Join other like-minded educators as we share our experiences and discuss how we can realize the future of science education.

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Thinking Creatively: Inventing the Possible

Who:
Linda Nitsche
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 311

If schools kill creativity, then what hope do we have of helping our students be prepared to devise creative and imaginative solutions to problems in their futures? Come examine frameworks for thinking and working creatively. Explore and experience creativity, innovation, and imagination in action. Reframe your problems into opportunities.

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Tinkering Towards Technology Fluency

Who:
Sylvia Martinez
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 208

Tinkering is a time honored way to learn, invent, and innovate. Yet in schools, tinkering is viewed as wasted time, while instead we teach students to make, do, and invent using rigid procedures with tight timelines. How can we bring the creative benefits of tinkering back to the classroom?

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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.

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What If...In the Digital Age

Who:
Jessica Brown, Jeff Evans, Louis Mazza, Paul Wagenhoffer
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 209

We are living in an era where left-brain thinking is no longer sufficient for success; a more holistic approach is required. Daniel Pink, in A Whole New Mind, argues that right-brain capabilities are just as important, if not more. How does this play into school curriculum, pedagogy, and community? What is the value of visual studies and design in a 21st century school?

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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.