Using the Equity X Design Framework, we will explore empathy interviews to build collective understanding that can transform communities and practices. In this session, we delve into the art of empathy interviews as a profound tool for gathering insights that go beyond surface-level observations and push practitioners to design their practice at the margins.
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).
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.
When students engage with educational games they can learn through play. But, when students create games, they learn even more. At Science Leadership Academy there are many student projects that revolve around game creation. In this session we will discuss the different types of game projects that students can do, and hope that you can walk away from this session with a prototype of a game, or project, that you can take back to your class.
An exploration of the process of integrating partnerships into inquiry driven student work and presentation at the Lea School in West Philadelphia.
This presentation/conversation centers on a public school teacher's transition from traditional grading to a system emphasizing student thinking, reflection, growth, and understanding. Influenced by restorative practices, it prioritizes ongoing assessment for both retention and improvement throughout the school year.
Whether hobbyists or side-hustlers, education professionals often turn to art as escapism or income enhancement. How might we turn artistic expressions into opportunities for professional and personal development? Come create while conversing; no skills required.
Research shows that students who develop into strong readers live longer lives, are healthier overall, make significantly more money throughout their lifetime, and have more options for lifting themselves out of poverty. Yet, most high school students who attend comprehensive high schools in Philadelphia come into their secondary education reading at the 5th-8th grade level. The ability for students to access grade-level texts and teach themselves new skills through reading is crucial. So, how can neighborhood schools help students to become literacy leaders? While there has been a great deal of dedication to more efficacious literacy practices in the lower grades, that research has not translated to high school. Nationally, there is no model and very little data to address unfinished literacy skills in older students.