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.
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).
We have heard that teachers are fleeing the profession: retiring early, leaving for consulting jobs, or burning out. But that's not true of all teachers. So just how does one stay engaged and engaging while aging? How might we avoid both burning out and fading away.
Schools all over continue to fight the battle against this century's technologies while they watch learners disengage and, now more than ever, stop showing up at all. Let's talk about learner-centered technologies, learner-centered technology policies, and what "technology" means as we enter this mid-century.
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.
Participants will go through a series of guided conversations and curriculum that helps build a college-going mindset in high school by increasing students' access to college courses through school partnerships.
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.