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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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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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On warrants and knowledge claims: Everything you ever wanted to know about educational research but were afraid to ask

Who:
Jon Becker
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 211

Someone once joked that educational research is like sausage. If you like to consume them, you don't want to watch them being made. In this session, you'll be able to "unpack" educational research and learn about the ingredients and processes involved in "doing" educational research.

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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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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.