SLA counselors, Karina Hirschfield and Zoe Siswick, will discuss the role of the advisor in the college process.
During each of the six breakout sessions throughout the weekend, a large number of conversations will take place. This site will help you organize your plan for the weekend and provide the relevant information for each conversation. After signing in, search through the conversations below and mark the sessions you are interested in to populate your personal schedule on the right (or below if on your mobile phone).
5th-8th graders came together on Wednesdays to experiment with a promising application, Aurasma, that makes creating interactive experiences a snap through layering virtual objects over images in the Greene Street Library. What was gained from this experiment? How can you harness the potential of augmented reality in your school?
We describe the work done to prepare for a successful 1-1 laptop roll-out this year at The Baldwin School. We will identify the biggest challenges we faced, describe how we faced them, and encourage audience members to share their own strategies.
How do you get students thinking on a deep level with surface level skills? How do you create/find engagement and meaning in those basic skills? How do you get to the interesting questions and meaningful activities when you're learning primary skills?
Schools and school systems struggle to balance between basic skills, exploration, college and/or career preparation, citizenship and the many other expectations for young people. What is education for, and how do we strike an appropriate balance, both within schools and within systems?
We've heard a lot about how wearable technology could impact medicine (http://www.livescience.com/39207-google-glass-surgery.html) commerce (http://www.businessnewsdaily.com/5341-glasspay-bitcoin-mobile-payments.html) and personal health (http://www.inc.com/scott-jones/future-of-wearable-technology.html)...but how about the classroom?
Engagement doesn’t have to be elusive. In this interactive session, we will design a learning environment to maximize cognitive engagement. Synthesizing current research about the brain and best practices in instruction, we will continue an ongoing reflection about what school means and our roles as educators.
Are iTunes U Courses a new disruption in education? Our teachers said goodbye to textbooks and hello to collaboratively building courses in iTunes U, becoming course designers, creative problem solvers, better researchers, collaborative team members, and authorities about content as it relates to curriculum standards and student needs.
Whose voices are heard in education (education reform, education technology) circles? While it might be easy to identify (and lambast) the "corporate" voices, are we truly offering and supporting diverse voices in response? Who gets to speak "for" students, for teachers, for change? How can we do better?
•After implementing a number of different initiatives over the course of the last four years, we saw this as an opportunity to see how students reflected on their high school education and what experiences had impacted them.
What does "therapeutic school" mean and how does it look? Learn how one small therapeutic school uses understanding, intention and awareness to do our best work, and how to apply therapeutic school best practices to your own setting.
Are you entering in a BYOD or 1:1 initiative? Do you have questions about what to expect when your students have access to information at their fingertips? Come discuss with us all that goes into planning/implementing a successful BYOD/1:1 initiative.
What if school was a base camp for wonder? How could you create the conditions for wonder in school? What implications would that have for the expedition that students would take through their education? What are the infinite possibilities for imagining, designing, and creating when learning is based in wonder?