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Blended Learning Opportunities - How Do We Extend the Walls of School?

Who:
Tony Baldasaro
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 307

Knowing how important authentic learning is for student engagement, we will explore the development of passion-based Experiential Learning Opportunities in schools.

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Cultivating Connected Learning Experiences through Arts Integration

Who:
Kyle Pace, Michelle Baldwin, Yoon Soo Lim, Elizabeth Peterson
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 311

Why Integrate with the Arts? Learning experiences through multiple art forms provide connections to all aspects of life. In this conversation, participants will discuss arts integration, why its important for children and how educators can collaborate to integrate effectively.

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Habits of Mind - RICO - Refine, Invent, Connect and Own

Who:
Linda Nathan and Students from Boston Arts Academy
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 309

Boston Arts Academy seniors show their understanding of how to be artist-scholar-citizens through their capstone experience, Senior Grant Project, where each student writes a grant proposal for a project that uses their artistic talents to serve their community. The project coordinator Monika Aldarondo, and two Boston Arts Academy students, Duke and Xavier, discuss their projects and their process, including getting funding and working to complete their projects.

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SLA Student Experience

Who:
Cody Nichols and Alaya White
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 209

Talk and learn about Science Leadership Academy with the people who matter most: the students! The members of panel will describe their own educational experiences at SLA -- as well as what lead them to the school, and where they think the experience will take them.

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Visual Literacies and Alternative Text

Who:
Jessica Brown, Candace Dare, Melissa Hogg, Louis Mazza, Lorraine Ustaris
When:
Session One
Where:
Room 303

> What are the skills necessary for students to succeed academically in the 21st century? The Arts Academy teachers are tackling this question at the school where the arts, especially visual literacies, design, and creativity, play an essential role in developing students growth and preparing them to be critical, creative thinkers. Professional development, unit planning, identifying resources, and community involvement play key roles in this endeavor. Session participants will consider and share their own classroom and site practices in relation to the ideas explored.