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Nurturing Creativity Curiosity Empathy and Courage [clear filter]
Sunday, July 13
 

12:30pm EDT

FLIP your classroom into the BEST production studio and collect evidence of learning along the way!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learners need to DO, CREATE, PRODUCE, and SHARE their learning experience with not only one teacher, but with a MUCH BIGGER community. There are so many resources, tools, and strategies to help plan, run and support meetings. This workshop will be a sharing of some of these resources and strategies to help make meetings and PD planning more effective. This two day event will be a practical, hands-on session that’s fun and informal and will teach you how to use blended learning and show you how to flip your classroom. Whether you’re at the elementary, middle or high school level, see how these learning models have a place in your classroom. This is the best way to collect evidence of learning while covering the common core curriculum.

Get ready to create and walk away with a valuable process and cool projects to share! Showcase what learning looks like in the classroom today! A lesson, an iPad, social media tools– what an exciting time for teachers and learners!

 



Speakers
avatar for ALAS Media

ALAS Media

ALAS Media
Alas Media is a multimedia company dedicated to telling stories to create change. Our passion grew out of a need to share the untold stories of our community and eventually evolved us into a media company that helps share the stories of not only our community, but Fortune 500 companies... Read More →
avatar for Marco Torres

Marco Torres

Teacher, Creative Director, Media Coach - ALAS Media, ALAS Media
Marco Antonio Torres taught high school for ten years,  and was the media coach and education technology director for San Fernando High School, one of the nation’s largest urban schools in Los Angeles. In addition to his work in the classroom,  Marco Torres is also a professional... Read More →


Sunday July 13, 2014 12:30pm - 6:30pm EDT
Whittier - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  Two-Day Pre-Conference Master Class
 
Monday, July 14
 

9:00am EDT

FLIP your classroom into the BEST production studio and collect evidence of learning along the way!
Limited Capacity seats available

Learners need to DO, CREATE, PRODUCE, and SHARE their learning experience with not only one teacher, but with a MUCH BIGGER community. This two day event will be a practical, hands-on session that’s fun and informal and will teach you how to incorporate movie making, social media, and mobile learning technology into your classroom. Whether you’re at the elementary, middle or high school level, see how movies have a place in your idea marketing and collecting evidence of learning for the school, parents and students. This is the best way to collect evidence of learning while covering the national curriculum.

This framework will help revolutionize your classroom; it can transform it into the most important space of your school– if not the community. Get ready to create and walk away with a valuable movie making process and a cool project to share! This is the best way to showcase what learning looks like in the classroom today. A lesson, an iPad, social media tools– what an exciting time for teachers and learners!

Speakers
avatar for ALAS Media

ALAS Media

ALAS Media
Alas Media is a multimedia company dedicated to telling stories to create change. Our passion grew out of a need to share the untold stories of our community and eventually evolved us into a media company that helps share the stories of not only our community, but Fortune 500 companies... Read More →
avatar for Marco Torres

Marco Torres

Teacher, Creative Director, Media Coach - ALAS Media, ALAS Media
Marco Antonio Torres taught high school for ten years,  and was the media coach and education technology director for San Fernando High School, one of the nation’s largest urban schools in Los Angeles. In addition to his work in the classroom,  Marco Torres is also a professional... Read More →


Monday July 14, 2014 9:00am - 3:00pm EDT
Whittier - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
  Two-Day Pre-Conference Master Class

1:00pm EDT

Making Students Thinking Visible
Limited Capacity seats available

In this session we'll explore 6 different lightweight ideas/activities you can implement in your classes tomorrow to leverage mobile (and stationary) technology to document student learning and foster reflective ways for students to share what they're learning. We won't just talk about them, we'll do them. Then we'll talk about them and how each of us might practically adapt these ideas in our own classrooms. Each practical activity will model ways in which the hard work involved is the thinking engendered in students while the technology is elegantly simple and easy to manage for teachers.

Basically, we'll have fun, play with practical ideas that allow teachers to easily incorporate technology in their classroom daily, and leverage some of the mobile technologies that are increasingly found in students' pockets. This session will be an accessible introduction to the fundamentals of using technology in the classroom.


Speakers
avatar for Darren Kuropatwa

Darren Kuropatwa

Director of Learning, Hanover School Division,
Darren Kuropatwa is the Director of Learning for the Hanover School Division in Manitoba, Canada. His unique skill set – an in-depth knowledge of pedagogy, leading edge technology skills and boundless creativity – make him a strong change agent in 21st century education. His relaxed... Read More →


Monday July 14, 2014 1:00pm - 5:00pm EDT
Beacon Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
 
Wednesday, July 16
 

10:20am EDT

Stories That Matter, Stories That Move: Using the Power of Storytelling to Foster Self-Directed Learners & Purposeful Journeys

For nearly two decades, twin brothers and co-founders of Boston-based media/interactive development firm FableVision Peter H. Reynolds and Paul A. Reynolds have created and shared stories that have helped inspire learning, creativity, and courage to lead self-directed, meaningful life journeys.  With books and films that have been celebrated around the globe, Peter landed the Association of American Publishers’ 2013 Visionary award for making such a "positive impact on the lives and endeavors of those throughout the learning resource community."

What makes the Reynolds' brand of storytelling so powerful?  As American Psychologist Jerome Bruner (2002) explains, "metaphorically rich, morally instructive narratives teach us who we are and who we can become.  The brothers will share how the power of story can provide transformational change in students' (and teachers') lives - whether it is inspire self-directed learning (The North Star), courage needed for learning & self-expression (The Dot), resilience in the face of struggles (Ish), flexibility and growth mindset (Sky Color), embracing others with differences (The Blue Shoe, I’m Here), adaptive expertise, creativity and innovation (Going Places.)  The brother’s talk will be interspersed with a sampling of their books and animated films, all of which can be brought into one's practice - often with enduring, life-changing results. 

Key to the Reynolds mission, they will also encourage every participant and their students to discover and capture their own stories -  and share them using a host of powerful new tools for creative self-expression and publishing.  And most importantly, the Peter and Paul will challenge everyone to “make your mark matter!”  Suddenly, we live in a world where we any student can create and broadcast self-created media from home and school.  And, somewhat unnervingly, one can use 3D printers just as easily digitally fabricate a plastic gun as they can a simple machine or toys.  Infinite choice & easy acquisition to creation/maker tools makes it all the more important to provide positive scaffolding.  Attendees will be given the encouragement and support they need to provide the learners in their care with inspiration and guidance to use their creativity and human potential to move the world to a better place.  


Speakers
avatar for FableVision Learning ~ Gold Sponsor

FableVision Learning ~ Gold Sponsor

Founder/CEO FableVision and FableVision Learning, FableVision and FableVision Learning
About Peter H. ReynoldsPeter H. Reynolds (www.peterhreynolds.com) is a NY Times best-selling author and illustrator, creativity advocate, and founder of FableVision (www.fablevision.com), an award-winning educational multimedia development company co-located at the Boston Children's... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Georgian - 2nd Floor

10:20am EDT

Beyond Googling: Building the Conditions for Structured Inquiry

Over the journey that has been Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, they have become really deeply aware of how inquiry is a process. Similarly, Chesterfield County, Virginia has scaled inquiry-based blended learning to 60,000 students. The five core values of Inquiry, Research, Collaboration, Presentation and Reflection are at the heart of the inquiry process and everything they do as a school, but there are some differences with the way SLA approaches instruction at the individual school level and how teachers in a large, managed instruction district approach instruction.  At  the center of any great the inquiry process is that the person engaging in the inquiry, the learner, who actually cares about the questions they are asking. In this session Chris Lehmann, principal of the school, and Adam Seldow, executive director of technology in Chesterfield County, VA will highlight the core values and show how you can put inquiry into practice at any level and any scale.


Speakers
avatar for Chris  Lehmann

Chris Lehmann

Founder, Science Leadership Academy
Chris Lehmann is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, PA. The Science Leadership Academy is an inquiry-driven, project-based, 1:1 laptop school that is considered to be one of the pioneers of the School 2.0 movement nationally and internationally. Science Leadership... Read More →
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Dr. Adam Seldow

Executive Director of Technology, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Dr. Adam Seldow serves as the Executive Director of Technology for the Chesterfield County Public Schools near Richmond, VA. He is the recipient of the 2013 Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Educator's Voice Award for Innovator of the Year, as well as the 2012 recipient of the... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Clarendon - 2nd Floor

11:45am EDT

Challenge, Engage, Learn: An Inquiry-based Approach to Flipped Learning
This interactive workshop will share an approach to flipped learning that critically combines the more common interpretation with the thinking of leading educators including:
·      John Hattie: Visible Learning
·      Prof. Eric Mazur: Teaching through questioning
·     Alan November: Who owns the learning?
·      Ramsey Musallam: Teachers as creators of curiosity and Inquiry
Rather than flipping traditional instructional content, our approach focuses on the use of high quality provocations as lenses on learning, designed to challenge, initiate, inspire and motivate.Students come to lessons primed, curious and ready to learn, armed with questions to be answered and problems to be solved; having already considered, shared, revealed and discussed their understanding of key concepts in student-led learning communities. It seeks to change relationships between and amongst students and teachers. Ownership is shared and meaning is negotiated as learning opportunities are planned and personalized in direct response to feedback from student to teacher.The hands on element will use Verso to demonstrate how educators are engaging students in a process of productive discomfort in order to challenge their thinking, expose ideas and cultivate social capital with the intention of building learning power in their schools. 

Sponsors
avatar for Phil Stubbs

Phil Stubbs

Head of Education, Learnology
Phil has extensive global expertise in the education sector having worked on innovative projects with schools, education districts and government departments in the UK, the USA, China, Australia, Hong Kong and the wider Asia Pacific region; developing partnerships with educational... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
Statler - 2nd Floor

1:10pm EDT

Digital Ethics or The End of the Age of Legends

We live in an age where everything is recorded digitally – in pictures, video, and text – live as it happens; it's the end of the age of legends. "Selfie", according to the Oxford dictionary, is the word of the year 2013. Often the selfies our students are sharing aren't putting their best digital foot forward. As teachers, how can we help our students leave digital footprints they can be proud of? Is only sharing your "best stuff" such a good idea? How do we address the issue of digital ethics across the curriculum and in our classrooms?

In this session we will share some practical suggestions for a digital ethics policy in your classroom, share resources you can use with your students to have meaningful conversations about making ethical and responsible choices online, and share concrete practical suggestions you can use in your class tomorrow to help your students create digital footprints that will pass The Grandparent Test (it's not what you think it is).

 


Speakers
avatar for Darren Kuropatwa

Darren Kuropatwa

Director of Learning, Hanover School Division,
Darren Kuropatwa is the Director of Learning for the Hanover School Division in Manitoba, Canada. His unique skill set – an in-depth knowledge of pedagogy, leading edge technology skills and boundless creativity – make him a strong change agent in 21st century education. His relaxed... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 1:10pm - 2:15pm EDT
Georgian - 2nd Floor
  Main Conference Session
  • Strand Nurturing Creativity Curiosity Empathy and Courage
  • Ability Level All
  • Target Audience General
  • Attendee Requirements Please download the "i-nigma QR-Code Reader" and "Phonto" apps before the workshop (available on both the iOS App Store and Google Play Store) and bring your fully charged mobile device

4:00pm EDT

Bringing A New "Voice" To Libraries & Schools Through Makerspaces

There are so many ways that libraries and schools are being redesigned and changing.  One way is by the addition of Makerspaces which are adding new places for creativity, collaboration, and connections.  When Shannon McClintock Miller and her students added a Makerspace and tools like a Makerbot 3D printer, LittleBits, knitting, and “Maker Lunches”  to the library, little did they know what it would bring to the entire school community.  Through classroom PBL projects, individual passions, and global connections, the students at Van Meter have been inspired to make a difference within their Makerspace, school and the world.  


Speakers
avatar for Shannon McClintock Miller

Shannon McClintock Miller

Teacher Librarian Consultant, Speaker, & Author, Teacher Librarian Consultant, Speaker, & Author
Shannon, a mom of three wonderful children, is a teacher librarian and technology integration specialist. She is an educational consultant for Mackin Educational Resources, Director of School and Library Strategy for In This Together Media and Executive Director of Library & Educational... Read More →


Wednesday July 16, 2014 4:00pm - 5:05pm EDT
Terrace - Lower Level Boston Park Plaza
 
Thursday, July 17
 

11:45am EDT

Beyond Googling: Building the Conditions for Structured Inquiry

Over the journey that has been Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia, they have become really deeply aware of how inquiry is a process. Similarly, Chesterfield County, Virginia has scaled inquiry-based blended learning to 60,000 students. The five core values of Inquiry, Research, Collaboration, Presentation and Reflection are at the heart of the inquiry process and everything they do as a school, but there are some differences with the way SLA approaches instruction at the individual school level and how teachers in a large, managed instruction district approach instruction.  At  the center of any great the inquiry process is that the person engaging in the inquiry, the learner, who actually cares about the questions they are asking. In this session Chris Lehmann, principal of the school, and Adam Seldow, executive director of technology in Chesterfield County, VA will highlight the core values and show how you can put inquiry into practice at any level and any scale.


Speakers
avatar for Chris  Lehmann

Chris Lehmann

Founder, Science Leadership Academy
Chris Lehmann is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, PA. The Science Leadership Academy is an inquiry-driven, project-based, 1:1 laptop school that is considered to be one of the pioneers of the School 2.0 movement nationally and internationally. Science Leadership... Read More →
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Dr. Adam Seldow

Executive Director of Technology, Chesterfield County Public Schools
Dr. Adam Seldow serves as the Executive Director of Technology for the Chesterfield County Public Schools near Richmond, VA. He is the recipient of the 2013 Academy of Education Arts and Sciences Educator's Voice Award for Innovator of the Year, as well as the 2012 recipient of the... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 11:45am - 12:50pm EDT
Arlington - 2nd Floor

2:35pm EDT

Introduction to Digital Storytelling

Story telling is one of the most ancient and powerful forms of human expression. In today’s media rich world, there are an abundance of digital tools that allow students to express themselves through digital narratives in ways that would have been impossible only a few years ago. This presentation will introduce participants to the tools of digital storytelling, provide rich examples of student work, and help to provide context to the relevance of story telling in curriculum and instruction.


Speakers
avatar for Dr. Alec Couros

Dr. Alec Couros

Professor, University of Regina
I am a professor of educational technology & media at the Faculty of Education, University of Regina, Canada. I help adults and youth take up the incredible affordances of the digital age while providing them with strategies to avoid the numerous pitfalls.I have given hundreds of... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 2:35pm - 3:40pm EDT
Terrace - Lower Level Boston Park Plaza

4:00pm EDT

Challenge, Engage, Learn: An Inquiry-based Approach to Flipped Learning
This interactive workshop will share an approach to flipped learning that critically combines the more common interpretation with the thinking of leading educators including:
·      John Hattie: Visible Learning
·      Prof. Eric Mazur: Teaching through questioning
·     Alan November: Who owns the learning?
·      Ramsey Musallam: Teachers as creators of curiosity and Inquiry
Rather than flipping traditional instructional content, our approach focuses on the use of high quality provocations as lenses on learning, designed to challenge, initiate, inspire and motivate.Students come to lessons primed, curious and ready to learn, armed with questions to be answered and problems to be solved; having already considered, shared, revealed and discussed their understanding of key concepts in student-led learning communities. It seeks to change relationships between and amongst students and teachers. Ownership is shared and meaning is negotiated as learning opportunities are planned and personalized in direct response to feedback from student to teacher.The hands on element will use Verso to demonstrate how educators are engaging students in a process of productive discomfort in order to challenge their thinking, expose ideas and cultivate social capital with the intention of building learning power in their schools. 

Sponsors
avatar for Phil Stubbs

Phil Stubbs

Head of Education, Learnology
Phil has extensive global expertise in the education sector having worked on innovative projects with schools, education districts and government departments in the UK, the USA, China, Australia, Hong Kong and the wider Asia Pacific region; developing partnerships with educational... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 4:00pm - 5:05pm EDT
White Hill - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza

4:00pm EDT

Thinking Hyperbolically! A Math/Art+Design Mashup

The session will showcase ideas gleaned from “Thinking Hyperbolically!” – a math/art+design hybrid course offered as an elective subject for high school students (typically in year 9 and 10). The primary focus of this course was to establish powerful links to interdisciplinary learning through minimal reliance on student “creative” or “mathematical” ability.  TH! has promoted experience over stereotype and has provided an exciting template for innovative models of cross-curricula learning related to mathematics, design and art, incorporating applied practical experiences for students including the use of contemporary digital technologies. Each unit of work produced aesthetic form (physical and virtual) from underlying mathematical theory. TH! and its peripheral studies has influenced the education experience for both students and teachers, providing that “curiously sharp sense of joy” May (1975), inherent in the surprising mashup of disparate themes. We believe the cross-fertilisation of ideas enriches best practice. TH! projects detail how innovative practice is constantly evolving. Sharing ideas and promoting action related to interdisciplinary models of learning will enhance the breadth of development in critical thinking and the scope of potential creative output for all.


Speakers
avatar for Melissa Silk

Melissa Silk

STEAM Ed Researcher, University of Technology Sydney
Melissa Silk is a STEAM educator from Sydney Australia. Having forged many learning and teaching partnerships between schools, museums, industry professionals and academics, she can be found working in a range of STEM to STEAM research and practice environments. Melissa works extensively... Read More →


Thursday July 17, 2014 4:00pm - 5:05pm EDT
St. James - 4th Floor Boston Park Plaza
 
Friday, July 18
 

10:20am EDT

Challenge, Engage, Learn: An Inquiry-based Approach to Flipped Learning
This interactive workshop will share an approach to flipped learning that critically combines the more common interpretation with the thinking of leading educators including:
·      John Hattie: Visible Learning
·      Prof. Eric Mazur: Teaching through questioning
·     Alan November: Who owns the learning?
·      Ramsey Musallam: Teachers as creators of curiosity and Inquiry
Rather than flipping traditional instructional content, our approach focuses on the use of high quality provocations as lenses on learning, designed to challenge, initiate, inspire and motivate.Students come to lessons primed, curious and ready to learn, armed with questions to be answered and problems to be solved; having already considered, shared, revealed and discussed their understanding of key concepts in student-led learning communities. It seeks to change relationships between and amongst students and teachers. Ownership is shared and meaning is negotiated as learning opportunities are planned and personalized in direct response to feedback from student to teacher.The hands on element will use Verso to demonstrate how educators are engaging students in a process of productive discomfort in order to challenge their thinking, expose ideas and cultivate social capital with the intention of building learning power in their schools. 

Sponsors
avatar for Phil Stubbs

Phil Stubbs

Head of Education, Learnology
Phil has extensive global expertise in the education sector having worked on innovative projects with schools, education districts and government departments in the UK, the USA, China, Australia, Hong Kong and the wider Asia Pacific region; developing partnerships with educational... Read More →


Friday July 18, 2014 10:20am - 11:25am EDT
Statler - 2nd Floor