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).
What does it mean to dream and work toward love-filled liberation in our schools and communities? How do we involve our students, colleagues, and families in the processes of disrupting inequitable systems and co-creating learning spaces that are revolutionary and liberatory?
Unless we actively guard against implicit bias in our grading practices, assessment outcomes become inauthentic as they can promote racial inequity. It is only through transparent assessment systems and culturally relevant pedagogy, that we can better prepare our students to be independent learners and assess them fairly. In this session, participants will be guided through a series of interactions around assessment and bias.
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.
With few authentic experiences and limited technology, school is increasingly detached from the real world (technology is everywhere - except schools and airplanes). At SBC, our Deeper Learning challenges position students to deliver for authentic audiences. Come see how we design original Boogie Down productions.
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.
School redesign requires a serious amount of tenacity, vision and persistence. The factors that add to success and factors that contribute to struggles are numerous. Join Diana in a conversation about what works, how and why it works - what doesn't work, how and why it doesn't. Specific suggestions and examples will be highlighted in this conversation.
How are teachers guiding students through project-based teaching methods?
Join a SLA teacher and SLA students as we explore ways to change the experience of school for students. We will discuss opportunities for students to use inquiry and project-based learning to produce complex work, reconfiguring understandings of themselves, their capabilities, and their roles in the world. Ideas in this session relate to the book Teaching for a Living Democracy, forthcoming from Teachers College Press.
Join a grade school and a high school teacher as they facilitate conversation on how to use best practices to teach soft skills through STEM content and activities. Attendees will walk away with examples, ideas, and an implementation plan for their classroom!
A conversation with students representing the Women of the Workshop School, female-identifying students from The Workshop School (Philadelphia, PA) talking about how they bring their race, class, gender, and other parts of their identities into the classroom.