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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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Direct and Explicit Instruction Virtually? Yes! Of course, why not?

Who:
Michael Wacker
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 304

Direct Instruction often refers to a rigorous scripted method of teaching, systematic and boring. For the purposes of virtual environments, where the art of teaching is alive and well, direct instruction can be used as a way of modeling and explicitly showing what the students are expected to demonstrate and show, while allowing opportunities to create, question, and make sense of the material.

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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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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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Many to Many-- How Entire School Communities Can Collaborate

Who:
Jim Heynderickx
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 307

Join a conversation about practical ways to develop Clay Shirky's "Here Comes Everybody" concepts in a school community. Be ready to share both successes and set-backs, and discuss the best processes for change.

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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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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.