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21st Century Teacher Learning: Our Teacher Inquiry Group

Who:
Ted Domers, Andrea Gray, Peggy Kaplan, Kathryn May, Molly Thacker
When:
Session Six
Where:
Room Drama Studio

What happens when teachers create a community of learners to foster professional growth? We invite participants to join us in exploring authentic teacher learning, as we unpack the elements of our teacher inquiry group Struggles and Strategies and look to the future to develop our practice.

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Getting in to the (mathematical) conversation

Who:
Cal Armstrong
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 303

Math teachers are try to find the best question. However, where do they go from there? By ensuring that the conversation is rich and varied they can leverage their questions as much as possible. What tools do we use? What pedagogical approaches are appropriate? What content will spur meaningful conversations?

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History, history

Who:
Margaret Graham, Melissa Mandell, Matt Herbison
When:
Session Six
Where:
Room 300

Dialogue, conversation, stories. Talk with us about making history come alive for students. What do you need to make primary sources work in your classroom? We'll discuss historical digital collections and critique online history resources. Chocolate provided.

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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 same as it ever was, but does it have to be?

Who:
Leo Brehm, Beth Knittle
When:
Session Four
Where:
Room 309

Please join us for a conversation on change. We will discuss our ideal learning environments and practices; outline the skills, knowledge, tools and strategies needed; and set realistic goals to realize this vision. Help us to pinpoint the traits of successful change that has been implemented in either a small classroom or school/district-wide.

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Towards an e-Book Quality Rating Tool for Early Elementary Literacy Instruction

Who:
Jeremy Brueck
When:
Session Two
Where:
Room 300

The e-book is a rapidly growing alternative to the conventional book even for very young children. What the shift from page to screen might mean for young literacy learners remains to be seen. Equally uncertain is how the e-book fits in the classroom as a curricular tool and instructional resource.