During each of the six breakout sessions throughout the weekend, a large number of conversations will take place. This site will help you organize your plan for the weekend and provide the relevant information for each conversation. After signing in, search through the conversations below and mark the sessions you are interested in to populate your personal schedule on the right (or below if on your mobile phone).

What School Looks Like for Future-Ready Teens: Paradigm Shifts for Career + Life Success

Session 1
Jennifer L.M. Gunn, Bennett Smith

What needs to change in schools -- in your school -- for teens to be truly future-ready? What mindsets, what paradigms, what systems — big and small? We'll ask the big questions, dig in, and unpack the shifts needed at the district, school, and classroom levels. Then we'll shift into accelerator mode, sharing real ideas for catalytic teaching and learning that guide teens to be future-ready.

Finding Joy in Centering Inclusion

Session 4
Katie Culver, Dylan Van Duyne

Where do we find joy in our schools, classrooms and communities? How can we center joy, and with that, also elevate inclusivity? In this session, we will explore how to more purposefully cultivate joy and center students’ identities, experiences and perspectives. A collaborative and hopefully joyful conversation uplifting some practices from Gholdy Muhammad’s Unearthing Joy.

Debugging Creativity and Imagination: The Fusion of AI and creative writing

Session 6
Marina Lombardo

This conversation will navigate the crossroads of generative artificial intelligence and ELA. Using prompt engineering, students can convert their written thoughts into astonishing AI-generated images and allow educators to view writing through the lens of computational thinking, providing a unique approach to the creative writing process. This conversation will dive into an innovative and enriching exploration into the fusion of creativity, analytical thinking, and collaborative learning.

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