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).

Emancipating Design and Thinking: School as Home of Opportunity

Session 3
Ira Socol, Dina Sorensen, Pam Moran

Children dream big. Adults dream small, narrowing bandwidths of opportunity in front of children. Learning should widen bandwidth. Let’s talk children’s’ hands-to-mind learning, adolescents’ social learning, and the affirmation learning of teens transitioning to adulthood. Rad the room with imagination, inspiration, and insight. Push thinking. Let’s emancipate thinking and design.

When Things Get Real: Exploring the Social and Emotional Demands of Student-Centered Learning

Session 4
Zachary Herrmann, Taylor Hausburg, Matthew Riggan

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?

Future Ready: Are We?

Session 6
Dr. Margery Covello, Dr. Casey Cohen

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.

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