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Beyond the Classroom: Change from Here

Who:
Chris Lehmann
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 204

EduCon is an invigorating weekend for many of us, but then what? How can we make these ideas live every day in our classroom?

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Ctrl+Alt+PD: Shifting School Culture with Technology and Collaborative Professional Development

Who:
Heather Hersey, Cathy Stutzman, Don Ginty, Marci Zane, Vinny Panico, Mary Woods
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 300

Want to start a learning revolution? Looking for examples of teacher-led professional development and the role of technology in bringing about change? Facilitators will invite a discussion of the techniques used to initiate a culture shift toward collaboration and learning for all stakeholders in the school community.

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From Day One: An approach to information literacy across the curriculum

Who:
Sean Nash, Melissa Corey
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 211

Context matters. Like other decontextualized approaches to learning, "information literacy" cannot exist as a unit or separate course. Successful approaches must be embedded in and implemented across curricula for authentic learning to emerge. Join us to explore and contribute to a simple but challenging protocol to address these goals.

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Grassroots Professional Development

Who:
Basil Kolani, Karen Blumberg
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 303

Every teacher needs professional development, but not everyone has the resources available for it. The good news: You don't need massive resources for great PD.

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Is the Internet Making Us Stupid?

Who:
Mary Beth Hertz, Ann Leaness
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 307

We are at a pivotal point in history where technology is advancing at breakneck speed. What, however, are the effects of this technology on our brains? In this session we will discuss ideas from Nicolas Carr's "The Shallows: What the Internet is Doing to Our Brains" and other writings in an interactive dialogue.

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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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Making Kids Professionals: SLA's Rough Cut Productions (Research And Design Lab)

Who:
Douglas F. Herman
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room Drama Studio

This workshop will focus on the creation of Rough Cut Productions, a media production team comprised of SLA students and staff. Professional elements of pre-production planning, production shooting, post-production editing with Final Cut Pro, broadcasting live multi-camera shoots, and streaming video on the web will be incorporated. Strategies on how to start a media program without professional equipment will be the focus of our discussion.

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Rubric for School Innovation: Assessing Your 21C School

Who:
Lynette Guastaferro, John Clemente
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 207

Design 21st Century schools that bolster school improvement efforts using this free successful diagnostic and planning tool: Rubric for School Innovation. Participate in a discussion about additional and emerging indicators of innovation in each of the key rubric categories. Learn about the Rohatyn Prize for School Innovation.

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Standards-Based Grading in a Project-Based School: Reflections, Challenges, and Successes

Who:
Rosalind Echols, Erin Garvey, Brad Latimer, Mark Miles, Sunil Reddy, and students of SLA
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 209

What is standards-based grading, and how can it be developed and used in a project-based school? During this past school year, SLA math and science teachers implemented SBG in multiple classes in an effort to promote not only retention of material and demonstration of knowledge, but also a focus...
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The Ethical Obligation to Teach, Learn & Share Globally

Who:
Alec Couros, Dean Shareski
When:
Session Five
Where:
Room 208

Given that many teachers now have increased access to generous social networks and free digital resources, to what extent does this condition obligate teachers to share and connect their work, and the work of their students? While not often mandated by policy, what are the ethical considerations around the act of sharing as the pedagogical default?

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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.