This conversation is meant for K-12 science educators who want to discuss the interplay between Next Generation Science Standards, state standards, and backwards planning (Understanding by Design).
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).
How did Airbnb become one of the largest accommodation providers without owning a single property? How did Uber become a leader in transportation industry without owning a single car? Design Thinking! In this session, educators will discuss how to cultivate a mindset of “design inspired leadership” to transform our schools into “cultures of change”
Does your vision for courageous teaching match the reality that you face day to day? What stands in the way? In this conversation, we will discuss the complex personal and environmental challenges facing educators, and craft the tools with which to navigate them. Join us to map your guiding star: defining the tactics, practices, and supports that will lead you to thrive amidst struggle.
School leaders from urban and suburban, charter and public networks will lead a discussion on finding a balance among school systems often stuck in the past, the pressures of present day leadership, and authentically supporting future-ready initiatives coupled with the ever-increasing realities of school dependency.
Our new class, inNOVAtion Lab, is designed to offer students the resources they need to pursue their ideas/projects. Join students and their teacher as they discuss their first-year experience in self-determined, purpose-driven learning.
Let’s explore ways of bringing authentic community engagement into Middle School. We’ll share strategies from a Philadelphia advisory class where a student-centered, inquiry-driven service project provides a yearlong framework for building classroom community, exploring and addressing social issues and creating space for empathy and problem-solving skills to emerge.