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August 1-2, 2019

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Thursday, August 1
 

9:00am EDT

Workshop 1-Wicked Tools for Wicked Problems: Using Improvement Science to Lead Innovation
Transforming schools qualifies as a "wicked problem" - one that cannot be addressed in a traditional, linear fashion - and requires a set of "wicked tools." Using Improvement Science as a road map for change, participants will gain a new set of tools and strategies to lead innovation in schools and districts. Whether you are years into your journey or just beginning to think about the future, Improvement Science supports the "triple aims" of educational improvement: increased effectiveness, greater efficiency, and enhanced engagement. Participants will leave with concrete ideas, strategies, and tools to continue leading innovation.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Beth Holland, EdD

Dr. Beth Holland, EdD

Digital Equity Project Director, Writer, Researcher, Consultant, Consortium for School Networking
Dr. Beth Holland is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Rhode Island as well as the Digital Equity Project Director for the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). Over the past 20 years, she has taught in K-12 classrooms, served as Director of Academic Technology... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am EDT
W143
  Presenter, Workshop 1 day 1

12:30pm EDT

Concurrent Sessions 2-Mirror, Window, Sliding Door: Inclusive Teaching in the History Classroom
Inspired by the words of Emily Style and Rudine Sims Bishop, Elizabeth and John will lead teachers through a workshop in which they will examine a lesson plan they have already created and re-imagine it to include topics and primary sources that will serve as mirrors, windows, and sliding doors for their students. Links to free primary sources and other content resources will be given. This workshop is imagined as one in which teachers can work together to revise lesson plans in order to make them more inclusive for all of their students.

Speakers
avatar for Elizabeth Burbridge

Elizabeth Burbridge

History Teacher, WOODWARD ACADEMY
Since 2016, Elizabeth Keohane-Burbridge, PhD has taught modern world, United States history, and Diversity Studies at Woodward Academy, an independent school in College Park, GA, where she is also club advisor for WA Eagle Exchange, the school’s podcast club, and Intersectional... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 12:30pm - 1:15pm EDT
W143

1:20pm EDT

Workshop 2-7 Steps to Creating an IPA
Although most teachers are now familiar with the concept of an Integrated Performance Assessment, many are not confident in their ability to design this type of assessment on their own. In this workshop, participants will be guided through the process of selecting an appropriate authentic resource and creating an interpretive, interpersonal and presentational task. In addition, Lisa will share her tips for implementing and assessing IPAs in an efficient manner.

Speakers
avatar for Lisa Shepard

Lisa Shepard

Consultant, Shepard World Language Consulting, LLC
Lisa Shepard is a National Board Certified French teacher who was selected as Ohio’s World Language Teacher of the Year in 2016.  She is the author of the blog, Madame’s Musings, and her work has also been published in the AATF National Bulletin and the University of Oregon’s... Read More →


Thursday August 1, 2019 1:20pm - 3:45pm EDT
W143
  Presenter, Workshop 2 day 1
 
Friday, August 2
 

9:00am EDT

Workshop 1-Different Approaches to Learning for a Different Generation
For centuries, educational philosophers and psychologists have known two truths about learning: 1. Students bring prior knowledge, skills, and attitudes - often in the form of preconceptions or misconceptions - with them to school, and 2. Great learning experiences are active, social, and meaningful. In this workshop, participants will first unpack the realities of today's students. Whether they are Net-Gen,  iGen, or Generation Z, they possess prior experiences, traits, and characteristics previously unknown to educators. We will also explore what Scott McLeod, Dean Shareski, and Julie Graber refer to as Four Big Shifts: Deeper Learning, Student Agency, Authentic Context, and Technology Infusion to create authentic experiences for new learners.

Speakers
avatar for Dr. Beth Holland, EdD

Dr. Beth Holland, EdD

Digital Equity Project Director, Writer, Researcher, Consultant, Consortium for School Networking
Dr. Beth Holland is a postdoctoral research fellow at the University of Rhode Island as well as the Digital Equity Project Director for the Consortium for School Networking (CoSN). Over the past 20 years, she has taught in K-12 classrooms, served as Director of Academic Technology... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 9:00am - 11:30am EDT
W143
  Presenter, workshop 1 day 2

1:15pm EDT

Workshop 2-The Art and Architecture of Effective Mini-lessons
Within the workshop model, the mini-lesson is only 10 minutes (or less), but its potential is transformative. In this session, participants will explore how to best structure a mini-lesson, common obstacles (and how to avoid them!) that turn these lessons into maxi-lessons, and various tools for developing effective mini-lessons based on current student practice. Megan will model how to teach into students’ intentions — thinking about context, being active meaning-makers for students, and targeting student needs. Participants will gain: a strong understanding of how to format mini-lessons, tools (rubrics, charts, mentor texts, etc) for differentiating during workshop time, and various resources to aid in developing unique mini-lessons.

Speakers
avatar for Megan Howard Nellen

Megan Howard Nellen

Consultant, Confluence Educational Consulting
Megan Howard Nellen provides embedded strategic consulting to schools and educational nonprofits through her own firm, Confluence Educational Consulting. Currently, her work centers on leadership development/coaching as well as supporting primary and elementary schools with curriculum... Read More →


Friday August 2, 2019 1:15pm - 3:45pm EDT
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