Help your students explore human impacts on the planet including population growth, rising global temperature, threats to biodiversity, and compromised ecosystems through experiential and inquiry-based activities. In this conversation, we’ll discuss interdisciplinary strategies for applying learning in several disciplines to authentic problems.
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).
Mindset matters in the science classroom. How can we acknowledge the importance of social-emotional teaching and mental health when it comes to strengthening classroom culture and growing resilient students?
If it is authentic I learn and teach better - Passion and authenticity based motivation for students and teachers
Passion based STEAM projects revolving around global and timely problems proved as a huge motivation factor, which brought authenticity into learning, and drove students’ curiosity in directions we never anticipated. Similarly, focusing on teachers’ passion and strength, resulted in a unique interdisciplinary science course taught by 3 different science teachers.
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.
For Teachers, By Teachers: Making Professional Learning Authentic through Teacher-Led Professional Learning Communities
When teachers lead professional learning communities (PLCs), their learning experience is more authentic, relevant, and impactful. This session will share resources from work in five School District of Philadelphia schools that empower teachers to run PLCs, and then facilitate a discussion for participants to explore teacher leadership in their contexts.
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.