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"I'm From the Education Department and Am Here to Help" and other bedtime stories: A conversation about how to make and influence policy with some who do.

Who:
Jonathan Becker, Julia Fallon, Cathy Higgins, Doug Levin
When:
Session One
Where:
Room Drama Studio

Policy development is a lot like watching grass grow and the process can look different depending on the view from your perch. Let's dissect some recent education policies and brainstorm ideas to encourage educational activism (e.g., creating networks of people and organizations) at all levels to influence future policy.

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21st Century Schools: Part IV, A New Hope

Who:
John Schinker, Alvin Trusty
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 300

In a period of civil unrest, rebel students have invaded our schools using smart phones, netbooks and tablets. NCLB strongholds paralyze the rebellion by emphasizing a test-prep curriculum, but a band of rebels still embrace 21st century skills. Creativity, critical thinking, communication and collaboration can restore freedom to the galaxy

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Project-Based Learning in a Math Classroom

Who:
Caitlin Thompson, SLA students: Taylor Tomasco '11 & DaVonte Martin '11
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 211

How can we use projects effectively in a math classroom? How can we assess students via projects? SLAs math faculty and students will be hosting a discussion on project-based learning in math classrooms, Algebra 1 through Calculus and Statistics. Bring any ideas you have and/or units on which you are designing.

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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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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.