SLA has been a project based school since its inception, and we have been developing and revising math projects since 2006. This session will focus on how we develop these projects, how we revise them/create new projects, and what different structures for the projects look like. During the session, students and teachers will present projects that they used in the past, with a focus on the process of project development/revision. There will also be significant time for participants to develop/workshop projects for their own math classes, so please bring an outline for a math project, or a project description that you'd like to revise. By the end of the session, all participants should walk away with a project that they intend to use during an upcoming unit.
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).
As future-ready educators we must develop ways to support our students to not only be college and career ready, but also life ready. Student internships, peer learning teams, and student-led technology training programs are strategies to promote learning and leadership.
It is estimated that 1 in 5 learners have learning and attention issues. How did we get to that number? What are the solutions and instructional practices that support all learners? What are the things we know and the things we can do to support the 1 in 5?
We’re teachers from Philadelphia that developed a collaborative around teaching and learning Black history. We will discuss the history of our group and a unit we are developing on the modern Black experience past 1968. Join us for a conversation and contribute to the curriculum development.
Mental health is a crucial component of education, for students and adults. Do schools have supports in place to help children and adults who are part of our communities? Where do we find resources for ourselves or to share with others in need? Let’s discuss and share ideas and information.
So You Teach a Trans Student. Now What?: Fostering a Healthy Dynamic Between Teachers & Transgender Students
SLA counselor and students will lead information and Q&A sessions on life as transgender students. This session will include tips on appropriate terminology, a teacher's role, managing different home dynamics and navigating the professional world. Bring lots of questions! Note: this session contains especially sensitive topics. Please have an open heart and mind. If you have specific questions to ask or topics that you would like to have addressed, feel free to email zsiswick [at] scienceleadership [dot] org prior to attending.