Saturday, September 17
11:30 to 12:30 - Session 8
Extreme Curriculum Makeover: How to transform any school into the school of the future now
Presenter: Gabriel Rshaid (St. Andrew’s)
Location: HS 407
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.
Tech Tips for Teachers
Presenter: Jennifer Verschoor (St.George´s College North)
Location: Multipurpose Room
During the workshop, participants will clearly understand how to use blended learning to free up class time for student interaction and spice up their coursebook to properly integrate technology into their classroom.
After attending this workshop, teachers will be able to teach more effectively using a variety of web tools and will evolve towards to an enhanced curriculum revolutionizing their classroom with new theories and practices.
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.
Digital BreakOut - Part 2
Presenter: Phil Giansante (Lincoln)
Resources for this Workshop
Location: HS Computer Lab
Learn how to create your own Digital Breakout using such tools as Google Forms, Google Sites (or any other website creator) and/or a shared Google Doc. Participants will leave the workshop with a complete Digital Breakout.
Presenter: Alexandra Baines (Lincoln)
Location: HS MakerSpace
Teachers will be able to analyze a selection of thinking routines and examine how they can impact student learning.
Creación y corrección de exámenes digitales
Presenter: Carla Yacuzzi (Goethe Schule)
Location: HS Library
Exámenes de Prácticas del Lenguaje y de Literatura on-line. Google Docs y Foxit Reader. Nuevas consignas. Nuevos criterios de trabajo colaborativo y de corrección. Tiempo. Seguridad.
Teach it Fun!
Presenter: Alvaro Peña (Lincoln)
Location: HS Room 403
Learning needs to be fun. In the last few years I came up with a few class games to use in my classes. Feedback from students and assessment indicate that some of them are both fun and effective teaching tools. I would like to share those games with other teachers, invite them to play and perhaps, learn about other enjoyable ways of teaching. Engagement is a key component of learning. Make it fun and learning will simply happen.
LAUNCH-ing Inquiry in the Primary Classroom
Presenter: Elizabeth Toussaint (Uruguayan American School)
Location: HS Room 404
In this session, participants will examine current methods of inquiry in their own classroom while simultaneously being introduced to the LAUNCH cycle, a student-friendly design thinking framework developed by educators John Spencer and A.J. Juliani.
Workshop attendees will take part in an actual LAUNCH cycle, giving participants the space to become familiar with this particular design thinking model. Through (L) looking, listening and learning, (A) asking questions, (U) understanding the process, (N) navigating ideas, (C) creating a prototype, and (H) highlighting and fixing, participants will learn from each other how design thinking, and other models of student-driven inquiry, can be implemented in the primary classroom.
Something happens in students when they define themselves as makers and inventors and creators. They discover powerful skills.
Technology in the Math Classroom
Presenter: Veronica Bradham (Lincoln)
Location: HS Room 405
This workshop will cover different strategies, tools and apps that will allow math teachers to go GREEN in their classroom. Strategies vary from presentation ideas to collaborative investigation projects utilizing google classroom, google drive, padlet, collaborative mind maps and more. I will also introduce some of the technology I've used in class, their pros and cons and troubleshooting solutions. Material will be focused on math content, but can be easily adapted to other subjects.
The Guided Inquiry Cycle
Presenter: Tony Bellew (Lincoln)
Location: HS Room 406
The Guided Inquiry Cycle and a free set of steak knives
Now that you know a little about the Guided inquiry Cycle it's time to start going further and to test a few theories. We'll even have time to demonstrate our understanding and also reflect and act.