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Classrooms of Tomorrow (the day after today that is)

Who:
Rodd Lucier & Zoe Branigan-Pipe
When:
Session Six
Where:
Room 304

YOUR CULMINATING TASK Which emerging trends do you see impacting your classroom as soon as tomorrow? As a designer, how might you modify classrooms in your school(s)? How will tomorrow's classrooms be more engaging and participatory? Participants will form teams, self-assign roles, and design classrooms that meet the needs of modern learners. Final designs will be published online as 'pencasts'.

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Departmental PLCs: Using Common Planning Time Effectively

Who:
Tim Best, Rosalind Echols, Stephanie Dunda, Gamal Sherif, Matt Van Kouwenberg
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 304

The SLA Science Department hosts a conversation about how to use common planning time for reflection, observation, and self-directed professional development.

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From School to Screen: Because Digital Writing Matters

Who:
Troy Hicks, Christina Cantrill
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 304

Based on work with the National Writing Project, we will discuss practices that hold promise as we develop understandings of what it means to write digitally, create spaces for digital writing in our schools, and extend assessment practices that account for the complexities of writing in a digital world.

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Shifted Learning - Proposing a Guild Concept for Learning Online

Who:
John Pederson, Julia Fallon, Greg Thompson
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 304

Shifted Learning is a guild designed for the next generation of learners learners as digital craftspeople. We are interested in exploring the concept of guild as something between professional learning community and personal learning network along with the element of an online third place for individuals to congregate.

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Story Matters Here

Who:
Jon Orech
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 304

Explore how Digital Storytelling builds community and increases trust and empathy for reluctant and willing learners. We will discuss how to transform the development, creation, and sharing of story, as well as how to avoid pitfalls. Participants are encouraged to bring their own stories of success to share. Submit or vote on questions at http://tinyurl.com/storymatters

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The Power of the Product: Creative, Meaningful, & Daring Ways to Demonstrate Information Mastery

Who:
Gwyneth A. Jones, Diane Cordell
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 304

This conversation will create a shared list of viable, creative, meaningful, and daring products that demonstrate information mastery, go beyond the regular research report and span the digital divide. The products of this conversation (Google doc, Wallwisher, wiki, & Slideshare) will generate layers of sharing, producing, and value.