Conversations

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).

Moving Beyond Standardized Advanced Curriculum

Peter Gow

Many schools have been talking about creating advanced high school courses built around their own missions and strategic curricular priorities, but many have qualms about going forward. Learn more about what matters when these conversations begin and how schools have been bringing new kinds of advanced school-created curriculum to fruition.

Learning through parallel Contextual and Curricular based Environments

Session 1
Dr. Liza Bearman, Matt Lucas & Joe Wise

In this conversation, participants, with us, will compare and contrast the roles of curricular and contextual learning to hopefully gain a better understanding of how to leverage both types of learning to integrate content with experience. We will introduce folks to our (Wildwood's) developing educational model that, unlike other approaches that we are aware of, situates experiences in a broader context and encourages transfer between experiential learning and content knowledge.

Against Reinvention: Adjusting the Wheel: An inquiry into re-teaching, shared reflection, and manageable improvement

Session 3
Hilary Hamilton, Elizabeth Houwen, Dan Symonds

What are best practices for improving the things you’ll teach again? What’s the role of student feedback for re-teaching? What happens when we shift our time to intentionally improving our curriculum and practice as opposed to building new, again. What happens when students engage meaningfully in the design of curriculum and practice? How can shared reflection of past and upcoming curriculum foster student ownership of their learning? How does if foster collaboration?

Supporting Our Evolving Student Population

Session 4
Melissa Moran

-Participants will gain awareness and understanding of our LGBTQIA+ Community. -Participants will be able to support and converse about these topics with a more knowledgeable background. -Participants will walk away with various resources and materials for their classrooms.

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