Changing school culture, curriculum and procedures is one of the toughest projects to undertake. Join us to talk about how you have addressed these challenges in order to fundamentally shift practice.
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).
Whose voices are heard in education (ed-activism, ed-tech, ed-union, ed-policy) circles? While it might be easy to identify (and lambast) the "corporate" voices, are we truly offering and supporting diverse voices in response? What does diversity, inclusion, and true equity and liberation in our current conversations? How can we do better?
In this conversation, participants of all rolls and disciplines will talk about what it takes and can look like to establish and support a healthy culture of reading and writing across classrooms, schools, and districts.
Many people agree that we need to rethink school - as evidenced by the XQ Super School Prize - but there's little recognition of just how challenging that can be. When we strip away what school was, we have to think about what are the skills our students and teachers need for what is to come. How do we do that with intentionality to give us the best chance to succeed.
Mythopoeic theory suggests that you teach based on a personal myth about how learning occurs. When terms like genius, revolution, transformation, and reform get tossed about, it's worth taking a deep breath to clarify basic beliefs about learning, teaching, and educational progress. We will explore three essential questions for educators.