Friday, September 16
11:15 to 12:15 - Session 2
The Art and Science of the Question Formulation Technique (in Spanish)
Presenter: Dan Rothstein and Ana Karchmer
Location: Multipurpose Room
Clown as a Gateway to Inquiry
Presenter: Laura Sirtonski (Lincoln)
Location: HS Aula Magna
An introduction to clown and, more importantly, a re-introduction to play. This workshop's aim is to bring out the clown already inside you and integrate more playfulness, openness, and experimentation into your classroom instruction. As a result, your students will be infused with the curiosity they'll need to engage with inquiry-based instructional methods.
Self-Marking Quizzes Using Google Forms
Presenter: Phil Giansante (Lincoln)
Resources for this Workshop
Location: HS Computer Lab
Learn how to create self-marking quizzes using Google Forms. This new feature replaces the use of add-ons such as Flubaroo. Participants will leave the workshop with a complete self-marking quiz.
Digital BreakOut - Part 1
Presenter: Yau-Jau Ku (Lincoln)
Location: HS MakerSpace
Breakout games are currently very popular. Unlike their physical counterparts, Digital Breakouts do not have a physical component other than an Internet connected device. Digital Breakout games "promote the 4 C skills: Communication, Collaboration, Critical Thinking, and Creativity, which are valuable skills students need as we progress through the 21st century and beyond. Additionally, some of the games include specific academic content.
Extreme Curriculum Makeover: How to transform any school into the school of the future now
Presenter: Gabriel Rshaid
Location: HS Library
Educational change is generally expected to be originated top down, via all-encompassing policies or external programs that generally lag far behind the level of awareness of educators about the drivers for change, as well as being vulnerable to forces that result in that the outcomes are, more often than not, out of sync with the times and counter-intuitive to the very rationale for change. Instead of waiting for an institutional tipping point, the talk covers specific strategies to initiate an organic process of change, from the classroom upwards, through specific entry points that allow every teacher in any setting to start developing the school of the future right now.
Creating an Innovative and Collaborative School Community
Presenter: Matt Kroot (Lincoln)
Location: HS Room 403
Destination Imagination offers a platform to develop students into independent, out of the box thinkers with skills in teamwork and project management. Participants will leave this workshop with tips and resources on how to implement Destination Imagination in their classroom and school.
Literacy Centers: Rethinking Differentiation (Bilingual)
Presenter: Agustina Matavos and Irina Kolodny (Lincoln)
Location: HS Room 404
International schools present a wide variety of students with different needs and cultural backgrounds. Teaching in such a diverse setting makes us rethink on a daily basis our teaching strategies to better reach every student.
Centers have proved to be an effective and practical approach in our aim to differentiate instruction.
Through this workshop you will get an overview on how to launch literacy centers with small changes to your daily work but with a big impact in your students learning.
Re-launching visible thinking routines through the Question Formulation Technique! (Bilingual)
Presenter: Leticia Daza and Yanina Canabal (Lincoln)
Location: HS Room 405
Nowadays, as teachers we need to utilize a variety of instructional strategies to maximize the achievement of all our diverse students. This workshop combined the use of the Question Formulation Technique with Visible Thinking Routines to promote students’ engagement and deeper understanding of any subject at any grade level.
How to Approach the Writing Process with ELL Students
Presenter: Sarah Kelly and Ana Moyano (Lincoln)
Location: HS Room 406
This workshop offers an overview of the Writing Process and how to best support the language learners in a mixed ability, collaborative setting. Specifically, we will focus on the stages of Pre-writing, Drafting, and Conferencing. The focus will be on Upper Elementary Grades.
Curriculum Platform: Standbench a life-changing experience
Presenter: Tony Bellew (Lincoln)
Location: HS Room 407
This hands on workshop will explore the myriad capabilities of the Standbench platform. In particular it will look at how it can be used as a teacher tool rather than an administrator's tool.