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Diversifying Your Rolodex

Who:
Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 204

This conversation will explore a lack of gender diversity in the edtech thought leader space, and in a panel/participant interactive format, crowdsource wisdom for solutions and collective action surrounding the issue.

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Dr. Remix; or how I learned to stop worrying and love citation

Who:
Bud Hunt, Joe Bires
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 303

Where do our ideas come from? How do we credit our sources as we extend their reach into and beyond our work? What place, citation, in the digital space of the read/write web? Come be a participant in this conversation about where ideas and attribution live and their place in learning today.

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Et Tu, Brute? Crowdsourcing The Death Of The Textbook

Who:
Bill Fitzgerald
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 211

Do you want to design a course reader/curriculum for your class that you can control, edit, update, and share? Do you want to connect with colleagues inside and outside your school? Do you want your work accessible on handheld devices? Then open content, and this session, is for you.

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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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I <3 PowerPoint.

Who:
Christina Jenkins
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 207

Why do we use a language of bullets and arrows in our classrooms? I <3 PowerPoint argues that presenting is an art, and PowerPoint and its cousins need not be teacher-centric or deadly. Attendees will be inspired to transform their own presentations with karaoke, paper, music videos, comics and more.

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If Games are the Answer, Whats the Question?

Who:
Sylvia Martinez
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 208

You hear it everywhere. Games are the future of education. After all, kids love games, so if we could just sneak some education into them kids would magically learn! Right? Or is it more complicated than that? Lets explore this together and find out where hype, hope, and reality meet.

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Innovative Roles of Mathematics in STEM Education, Entrepreneurship, and Workforce Development in 21st Century

Who:
Idris Stovall
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 307

This session will explore traditional definitions of Mathematics and their appropriateness in this new millennium. The overarching theme and intention of this session is to have a meaningful conversation around the role of mathematics not only in STEM education, but, towards entrepreneurship, workforce development and other innovative means of partnering and collaborating with schools to co-create productive 21st century citizens.

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Safe School environment in 21st century: diverse, multilingual, and respectful

Who:
Deborah Wei, Nancy Nguyen, Bach Tong
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 209

As a major urban school district, Philadelphias schools reflect tremendous diversity across language, culture and race. Yet Philadelphias neighborhoods are often marked by segregation and many students come to school with minimal multiracial experiences. How do we create safe and diverse...
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Student Assistant Teaching: A Workshop on Replication and Implementation

Who:
Alexa Dunn, Josh Block, SLA Student Assistant Teachers
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 311

Come discover the Student Assistant Teaching Program at SLA, how we started, how we've grown, how folks can incorporate a similar program in their schools. This is an active workshop facilitated by a panel of students and teachers.

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Sustainable and Feasible 1:1 Computing for K-12 Schools

Who:
Rich Kiker
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 300

Come listen and question in this shared conversation on a creative and possible model of 1:1 computing for our budget-strapped schools

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The Future of Student Inquiry/Research: Environmental Scanning and Scenario Building

Who:
Joyce Kasman Valenza, Gwyneth A. Jones, Shannon McClintock Miller
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room Drama Studio

Joyce, Shannon, and Gwyneth will lead a discussion on trends and forecasts for student inquiry and investigation.

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The Great Prohibition: Using Cell Phones Outside the Ban

Who:
Lisa Nielsen, George Engel
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 313

Participants will learn to work with cell phones outside of school bans by developing several different cell phone based activities done outside of the classroom.

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The reality of motivation: moving beyond intrinsic and extrinsic

Who:
Christopher Craft
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 308

There's much more to motivation than simply intrinsic vs. extrinsic. Find out what the research says about motivation and gain principles that will aid you in your instructional planning.

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Using Technology to Teach Empathy

Who:
Samantha Morra
When:
Session Three
Where:
Room 309

Teaching empathy may be one of the most important skills we can teach our students in the 21st century. Technology brings the world into the classroom. We will look at a variety of ways to teach empathy including web sites, communication tools and creative tasks such as digital storytelling.

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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.