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Innovations in 21c Learning Spaces

Who:
Ray Bordwell, Peter Brown
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 301

Educators addressing changing educational paradigms are often confronted with "old school" ideas about learning spaces. This conversation with leading thinkers in school design arenas will illustrate how shifts in educational ideas are changing ideas about spaces, and how educators can be involved in shaping innovative space types for 21c learning.

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iSchool Area of Focus: Helping Students Become Experts

Who:
Alisa Berger, Mary Moss
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 301

Only in its first year, the NYC iSchools Area of Focus program, which requires juniors to select a two-year focus for their studies, is already increasing motivation and attracting college interest. Come learn about how the program works, share and discuss suggestions for improvements, and evaluate the program for use in your own school community.

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Meaningful Student Voice: What happens when student work goes public (and digital)?

Who:
Meenoo Rami, Abby Baker, Ted Domers, Chuck Poole & Trey Smith
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 301

This conversation will examine methods we use student voice to inform our practice and engage our students. Together, we will look at a range of student work, including a classroom blog and wiki-posts, discuss the implications for student learning, and ways to adapt these ideas in different classroom settings.

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Standards Based Grading: Is it fair?

Who:
Kristen Swanson, Mike Ritzius
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 301

Standards based grading is a system that seeks to place learning in the hands of the student. It attempts to reward students for the attainment of mastery, regardless of the time/support required. Learning targets are compartmentalized and evaluated according to achievement only. Is this where we want to take our students? Or is this simply another grading fad that must disappear before we can truly encourage internal, authentic motivation?

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Why Come to School?

Who:
Marcie T. Hull
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 301

Conversation around opinions about why teachers and students come to school.