Based on Arao and Clemens (2013) “From Safe Spaces to Brave Spaces: A New Way to Frame Dialogue Around Diversity and Social Justice" we will discuss what the differences are between the more common "safe spaces" and more equitable brave spaces.
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).
Building an authentic community in your classroom or school is challenging, especially when members of that community have differing backgrounds, beliefs, and social-emotional skills. Further, traditional disciplinary methods often do not teach students about how their behavior impacts the learning and social-emotional health of the community. Let’s discuss how Restorative Practices address these pertinent issues.
Attendees will prototype a maker space after a short presentation and discussion by presenter. We’ll look at how to best design a maker space from scratch - a good fit for established makers and newbies alike.
Deep and authentic learning requires teachers to know their students’ interests and passions and customize learning experiences through real-world, relevant work. Join our conversation to engage in thinking routines, conversation prompts, and protocols to experience and plan for more authentic teaching and learning at your school.
Laura Deisley, President and CEO LAB ATLANTA 2.0. Inc.
Does your school put the arts and creativity at the center of teaching and learning? Join this conversation to explore the need for an arts-centered school network designed to share what works, research the impact of the arts on resilience, and develop assessments that inform best approaches to arts-focused education.
How do our interpersonal communication skills impact classroom race discussions? How might we teachers become the best communicators that we can be, so that we don't get in our own way in classroom discussions about the toughest subjects?
How can teachers and schools reflect on their practices on recognizing and seeing students for what they are doing and who they are? Join a conversation that provides opportunities to share these practices and recognize how to make this visibility more frequent, authentic, and sustainable.
-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.
A key element of authentic teaching and learning is supporting students in making connections between academic content, their personal lives, and the world. When that happens, things can get real. What are the social and emotional demands of student-centered learning, and what can educators do to support students in meeting those demands?
Find the funding, hardware, support and instruction for students to invent, play, and tinker with technology.