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Tuesday, August 3
 

9:00am EDT

Keynote 1 - Assessment is the Engine
In this keynote, Tom will highlight why developing one’s assessment literacy is the most efficient and effective professional investment any teacher can make. As well, this session will focus on some fundamental practices that make learning, whether remote or face-to-face, easier to navigate and why teachers must always keep the emotional side of assessment at the forefront.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Schimmer

Tom Schimmer

author, speaker, and consultant
Tom Schimmer is an independent education author, speaker, and consultant from Vancouver, BC. Over the course of his career he has been a classroom teacher, school administrator, and district level leader. Tom is an internationally recognized leader and expert in the areas of assessment... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT

10:30am EDT

Workshop 1A: Using Assessment to Drive Learning
This session will focus on how assessment can be utilized to drive students to reach high levels of learning. Specifically, this session will highlight the principles behind rigorous assessment design, the keys to effective feedback, and the development of clear success criteria. The session will be a mix of both theory and practical strategies.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Schimmer

Tom Schimmer

author, speaker, and consultant
Tom Schimmer is an independent education author, speaker, and consultant from Vancouver, BC. Over the course of his career he has been a classroom teacher, school administrator, and district level leader. Tom is an internationally recognized leader and expert in the areas of assessment... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 10:30am - 11:45am EDT

10:30am EDT

Workshop 1B:
Tuesday August 3, 2021 10:30am - 11:45am EDT

10:30am EDT

Workshop 1C: 5 Questions That Get Us Unstuck–from STEAM to SEL to Staff Meetings
What if our best ways of getting unstuck were accessible for every person and moment? That’s been Ela Ben-Ur’s mission over 20 years as an engineer, designer, leader, coach, educator, and parent. It turns out that many different practices for making things better—from leadership and counseling to science and engineering—ask us the same five questions. What happens when we ask these more? In STEAM projects we design and everyday challenges that present themselves in our lives, school, work, and world? We’ll see students’ and educators’ stories. Then we’ll unleash our own, using these questions together. 

Speakers

Tuesday August 3, 2021 10:30am - 11:45am EDT

10:30am EDT

Workshop 1E: K-12 - What Else is True? Making the Student Perspective Visible to Support a Culture of Resilience
The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced significant new challenges to students, but also provided an opportunity for them to express their resilience.  In this workshop, Dr. Ozawa-de Silva, Ms. Knox and members of the Woodward Faculty will examine generalized results of the Student Resilience Survey for the purpose of building awareness of Woodward Academy’s strengths and areas of growth from the student perspective.  The Student Resilience Survey created by Authentic Connections and administered to Woodward Upper School Students during April, 2020 illuminates the student response to COVID-19 and the remote learning experience. A summary of the data collected from the survey will serve to guide participants to consider ways to support and build structures of engagement to support a culture of resilience during pre-planning. The facilitators will introduce stand alone resources taken from Emory University’s SEE Learning program that are designed for use in the classroom or remote learning settings.  The cultivation of skills; and personal and group practices of self-regulation, self-compassion, empathy, compassion and systems thinking will be emphasized.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Knox

Jennifer Knox

Director of Character Education and the Ron M. Brill Chair for Ethical Leadership Development, Woodward Academy
Jennifer Knox is the Woodward Academy’s Director of Character Education and the Ron M. Brill Chair for Ethical Leadership Development, where she oversees the implementation of the SEE Learning Program and supports Academy-wide work with character and leadership development, service... Read More →
avatar for Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Ph.D.

Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning, Emory University Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics
Brendan Ozawa-de Silva is Associate Director for Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning (SEE Learning) at Emory University’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics. Prior to his current position, he served as Associate Professor of Psychology at Life University... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 10:30am - 11:45am EDT

10:30am EDT

Workshop 1F: Real-World Learning (in middle and high school)
Project-based learning has the potential to lead to deeper learning and increased student engagement, but not all projects achieve the same results. Increasing the authenticity of PBL is one strategy for success. This hands-on workshop for middle and high school educators will focus on designing projects that connect with students’ real-world interests while also meeting important learning goals. Participants will explore practical project design strategies, including:
  • Remodeling traditional units to increase authenticity
  • Connecting with content experts during project planning and implementation
  • Reaching audiences beyond the classroom
  • Inviting feedback from critical friends
  • Scaffolding student-centered learning
  • Adapting PBL for blended and remote learning

Speakers
avatar for Suzie Boss

Suzie Boss

Buck Institute for Education Writer and Educational Consultant
Suzie Boss is a writer and educational consultant who focuses on the power of teaching and learning to improve lives and transform communities. A resident of Portland, Oregon, she is the author of several popular books for educators, including Reinventing Project-Based Learning and... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 10:30am - 11:45am EDT

10:30am EDT

Workshop 1H: TBD
Speakers
avatar for Dr. Damian Bebell

Dr. Damian Bebell

Professor, Boston College’s Lynch School of Education and Human Development
For the past 20 years, Dr. Damian Bebell has helped teachers, educational leadership, and policymakers leverage research and reflection to more effectively support technology rich educational settings. As a research professor at Boston College’s Lynch School of Education and Human... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 10:30am - 11:45am EDT

12:15pm EDT

Keynote 2 - Actualizing Equity Consciousness: Manifesting the Innate Potential of ALL Students for Excellence
What would happen to the efficacy and determination of each and every student if the primary, required imperative of schools was to “gift” ALL students with practices that pushed them to the “frontier of their intelligence”, engaged their strengths and optimized their innate potential for high intellectual performances, self-determination and personal contribution? Their propensity for excellence would be manifested!  Such an imperative is what actualizes “equity consciousness”.
In this keynote, Yvette Jackson presents the cognitive and neuroscience presented in her book, Pedagogy of Confidence: Inspiring High Intellectual Performance in Urban Schools that substantiates the theory behind “equity consciousness” that explains that when ALL students (especially students of color) are in Communities of Belonging in which they feel they can affiliate; are “gift-ed” with High Operational Practices™ that reflect belief and value in their potential, elicit their strengths, mediate their intelligence, engage their cultural frames of reference and provide the conduit for authentic voice in their learning, they are inspired for self-directed learning, investment in high achievement, personal agency and self-actualization.  

Speakers
avatar for Yvette Jackson, Ed.D

Yvette Jackson, Ed.D

Teachers College, Columbia University
Yvette Jackson is driven to provide and promote pedagogy that supports educators in fulfilling their potential as committed, “gifted” teachers and administrators who elicit the innate potential for high intellectual performances and personal contributions from ALL their students... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 12:15pm - 1:15pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Workshop 2A: Grading from the Inside Out
The development of a standards-based mindset is the oft overlooked, but essential first step for long-term grading reform. Tom will outline how to take a standards-based approach to grading, even when a traditional grading and reporting paradigm exists. The non-negotiable grading true north of accuracy and confidence will be featured, as well as the three essential practices that serve as the cornerstone for developing a standards-based mindset will be explored.

Speakers
avatar for Tom Schimmer

Tom Schimmer

author, speaker, and consultant
Tom Schimmer is an independent education author, speaker, and consultant from Vancouver, BC. Over the course of his career he has been a classroom teacher, school administrator, and district level leader. Tom is an internationally recognized leader and expert in the areas of assessment... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Workshop 2B: Translating Equity Consciousness into a Pedagogy of Confidence to “Gift” ALL Students
Equity consciousness, takes place in schools transforming into Communities of Belonging where students of color can thrive and flourish with their peers.  In such schools, teachers apply the High Operational Practices™ of the  Pedagogy of Confidence® to manifest students’ innate potential for high intellectual performances and personal success. Join Yvette Jackson as she shares pedagogical strategies for cultivating Communities of Belonging explicitly designed to mediate:
  • a sense of shared affiliation among students;
  • affirmation of value of the innate potential of students by explicitly eliciting and guiding mindfulness, application of strengths, demonstration of high intellectual performances and development of self-determination;
  • deep learning and investment by bridging to students’ cultural frames of reference for generating engagement, critical thinking and self-determination; and
  • development of student agency through genuine participation in discourse, student-teacher collaboration and personal contribution.

Speakers
avatar for Yvette Jackson, Ed.D

Yvette Jackson, Ed.D

Teachers College, Columbia University
Yvette Jackson is driven to provide and promote pedagogy that supports educators in fulfilling their potential as committed, “gifted” teachers and administrators who elicit the innate potential for high intellectual performances and personal contributions from ALL their students... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Workshop 2C: Better Breakthroughs With Your Compass of 5 Questions: STEAM, Projects, and Lesson Planning
Hands-on practice using 5 powerful unsticking questions—your Innovators’ Compass—for yourself and those you teach or lead. You can focus on anything in your present work or life, then practice coaching a fellow participant. This session will focus more on curriculum design but come to either that works for you.

We’ll use two simple tips for each question that help us surprise and question ourselves for better breakthroughs.  And we’ll rely on the all-free tools at innovatorscompass.org so you can keep spreading unstuck!


Speakers

Tuesday August 3, 2021 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Workshop 2E - K-12 The Science of Stress and Resilience at Multiple Levels: Experiential Engagement with Emory University’s Framework and Curriculum for Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning
Resilience is the corollary to stress, trauma and adversity—the innate ability to survive and thrive that every student possesses, and that must be enhanced further through learning and practice.  In this workshop, Dr. Ozawa-de Silva and Ms. Knox will collaborate with participants to investigate the topic of Resilience through the Personal, Social and Systems domains of Social, Emotional and Ethical (SEE) Learning, an innovative framework and curriculum developed at Emory University. An emphasis will be placed on the science of stress, examining when stress is healthy vs. harmful and enhancing resilience through practice and learning. The facilitators will introduce a variety of strategies that involve the body, emotions; and thinking and reason to support the cultivation of resilience in a holistic way. Participants will learn these skills and how they can be taught and explored in a classroom, remote learning or whole-school setting.  The workshop will show how these skills can serve as a foundation for the cultivation of trauma-informed mindfulness and attention; for self-regulation and the navigation of emotions; for the cultivation of constructive relationships; and ultimately for addressing systemic issues such as inequity and social change.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Knox

Jennifer Knox

Director of Character Education and the Ron M. Brill Chair for Ethical Leadership Development, Woodward Academy
Jennifer Knox is the Woodward Academy’s Director of Character Education and the Ron M. Brill Chair for Ethical Leadership Development, where she oversees the implementation of the SEE Learning Program and supports Academy-wide work with character and leadership development, service... Read More →
avatar for Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Ph.D.

Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning, Emory University Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics
Brendan Ozawa-de Silva is Associate Director for Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning (SEE Learning) at Emory University’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics. Prior to his current position, he served as Associate Professor of Psychology at Life University... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Workshop 2F: Real World Learning K-5/6 - PBL
Project-based learning has the potential to lead to deeper learning and increased student engagement, but not all projects achieve the same results. Increasing the authenticity of PBL is one strategy for success. This hands-on workshop for elementary educators will focus on designing projects that connect with students’ real-world interests while also meeting important learning goals. Participants will explore practical project design strategies, including:
  • Remodeling traditional units to increase authenticity
  • Connecting with content experts during project planning and implementation
  • Reaching audiences beyond the classroom
  • Inviting feedback from critical friends
  • Scaffolding student-centered learning
  • Adapting PBL for blended and remote learning

Speakers
avatar for Suzie Boss

Suzie Boss

Buck Institute for Education Writer and Educational Consultant
Suzie Boss is a writer and educational consultant who focuses on the power of teaching and learning to improve lives and transform communities. A resident of Portland, Oregon, she is the author of several popular books for educators, including Reinventing Project-Based Learning and... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Workshop 2G:
Speakers
avatar for Sarah Thomas

Sarah Thomas

@edumatchbooks, EduMatch
Sarah-Jane Thomas, PhD is a Regional Technology Coordinator in a large district in Maryland.  She is the founder of the EduMatch project, which promotes connection and collaboration among educators around the world.  Through EduMatch, Sarah has published several collaborative and... Read More →


Tuesday August 3, 2021 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT
 
Wednesday, August 4
 

9:00am EDT

Keynote 3:
Speakers
avatar for Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa is an educational researcher from Berkeley, California. She has lived and worked professionally in Tokyo, Geneva, Lima, and Boston, and is currently in New York. She works with schools, governments and NGOs in 40 different countries and has authored nine books... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 9:00am - 10:00am EDT

10:30am EDT

Workshop 3A:
Speakers
avatar for Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa is an educational researcher from Berkeley, California. She has lived and worked professionally in Tokyo, Geneva, Lima, and Boston, and is currently in New York. She works with schools, governments and NGOs in 40 different countries and has authored nine books... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 10:30am - 11:45am EDT

10:30am EDT

Workshop 3B: Keeping it Real, Keeping them Engaged: Designing Phenomena-Based Curriculum.
How can we design learning experiences that capture 'right-now" and fully motivate our modern students?   Our experience with the pandemic has sharpened the focus on motivation and meaning in curriculum planning.   To truly make learning personalized should emerge directly from the student's life, in short, it is phenomena-based.  Whether a student's point of fascination is personal, stems from a local problem, or is a current global issue, motivation increases proportionally to relevance and real-world connections. In this forward looking keynote,  Dr. Jacobs will lay out a fresh and practical approach to designing  phenomena-based curriculum quests into your units of study, programs, lesson plans whether virtual or on-site to ignite your students.  

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Author, Curriculum Designers Group
Heidi Hayes Jacobs, EdD, helps educators make the transition from antiquated classroom practices to engaging innovative learning environments, and her model for curriculum mapping is used throughout the world. Dr. Jacobs is the author of thirteen books, journal articles, online media... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 10:30am - 11:45am EDT

10:30am EDT

Workshop 3C: Why We Should Reconsider Using Word Problems (And What We Should Be Doing Instead
Much of the math we teach students is rarely used again. So, let’s talk about real world problem-solving skills that will help students deeply understand math and make them truly college and career ready.

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kaplinsky

Robert Kaplinsky

Robert Kaplinsky has been an educator since 2003 as a classroom teacher, teacher specialist for Downey Unified School District, instructor for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and presenter at conferences around the world. He co-founded the website Open Middle, has... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 10:30am - 11:45am EDT

10:30am EDT

Workshop 3D: The Student Experience
Wednesday August 4, 2021 10:30am - 11:45am EDT

10:30am EDT

Workshop 3E: K-12 - What Else is True? Making the Student Perspective Visible to Support a Culture of Resilience
The COVID-19 pandemic has introduced significant new challenges to students, but also provided an opportunity for them to express their resilience.  In this workshop, Dr. Ozawa-de Silva, Ms. Knox and members of the Woodward Faculty will examine generalized results of the Student Resilience Survey for the purpose of building awareness of Woodward Academy’s strengths and areas of growth from the student perspective.  The Student Resilience Survey created by Authentic Connections and administered to Woodward Upper School Students during April, 2020 illuminates the student response to COVID-19 and the remote learning experience. A summary of the data collected from the survey will serve to guide participants to consider ways to support and build structures of engagement to support a culture of resilience during pre-planning. The facilitators will introduce stand alone resources taken from Emory University’s SEE Learning program that are designed for use in the classroom or remote learning settings.  The cultivation of skills; and personal and group practices of self-regulation, self-compassion, empathy, compassion and systems thinking will be emphasized.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Knox

Jennifer Knox

Director of Character Education and the Ron M. Brill Chair for Ethical Leadership Development, Woodward Academy
Jennifer Knox is the Woodward Academy’s Director of Character Education and the Ron M. Brill Chair for Ethical Leadership Development, where she oversees the implementation of the SEE Learning Program and supports Academy-wide work with character and leadership development, service... Read More →
avatar for Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Ph.D.

Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning, Emory University Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics
Brendan Ozawa-de Silva is Associate Director for Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning (SEE Learning) at Emory University’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics. Prior to his current position, he served as Associate Professor of Psychology at Life University... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 10:30am - 11:45am EDT

10:30am EDT

Workshop 3F: Real World Learning K-5/6 - PBL
Project-based learning has the potential to lead to deeper learning and increased student engagement, but not all projects achieve the same results. Increasing the authenticity of PBL is one strategy for success. This hands-on workshop for elementary educators will focus on designing projects that connect with students’ real-world interests while also meeting important learning goals. Participants will explore practical project design strategies, including:
  • Remodeling traditional units to increase authenticity
  • Connecting with content experts during project planning and implementation
  • Reaching audiences beyond the classroom
  • Inviting feedback from critical friends
  • Scaffolding student-centered learning
  • Adapting PBL for blended and remote learning

Speakers
avatar for Suzie Boss

Suzie Boss

Buck Institute for Education Writer and Educational Consultant
Suzie Boss is a writer and educational consultant who focuses on the power of teaching and learning to improve lives and transform communities. A resident of Portland, Oregon, she is the author of several popular books for educators, including Reinventing Project-Based Learning and... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 10:30am - 11:45am EDT

12:30pm EDT

Keynote 4 - Fulfilling the Promise of a Profile of a Learner: Crafting Authentic Assessments
Evidence of learning occurs at fundamentally three levels: drill and practice, rehearsal and scrimmage, and then there is the authentic demonstration of learning.  In a sport like soccer we see it clearly; individual drill of the field, running plays, followed by the game.  If we don't see the student as an actual player in an authentic situation, we really don't know how they will fare.   What is more, learners are not motivated by being held back my drill and rehearsal.  The game motivates them.    But, what about mathematics, history, science, world language, literature?  How can we design periodic authentic assessments that motivate learners and provide them feedback on how they are growing?  Dr. Jacobs will guide through a lively and productive design workshop on how to take any subject at any age and craft periodic quality authentic assessment demonstrations.    

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Author, Curriculum Designers Group
Heidi Hayes Jacobs, EdD, helps educators make the transition from antiquated classroom practices to engaging innovative learning environments, and her model for curriculum mapping is used throughout the world. Dr. Jacobs is the author of thirteen books, journal articles, online media... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 12:30pm - 1:30pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Workshop 4A:
Speakers
avatar for Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa

Tracey Tokuhama-Espinosa is an educational researcher from Berkeley, California. She has lived and worked professionally in Tokyo, Geneva, Lima, and Boston, and is currently in New York. She works with schools, governments and NGOs in 40 different countries and has authored nine books... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Workshop 4B: The Power of Learning Targets: Students as Fully Engaged Self-Navigators and Self-Monitors
The impact of shifting standards and objectives into student-facing learning targets cannot be overstated.  The role of student as navigator of their own learning journey is operationalized even as they monitor their progress.  Teaching become partners with their students and find that engagement increases exponentially. Of importance is that the learning targets are "brain-friendly" creating an invitational approach to assignments and lesson planning.  Students take responsibility for monitoring their work and make use of feedback to improve their performance.  This session will provide the nuts and bolts of how to make this shift with ease.   Dr. Jacobs will provide participants with tools, examples and strategies.  Learning targets is a practical direct method to get a big shift in today's classrooms toward genuine personalization.  

Speakers
avatar for Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Heidi Hayes Jacobs

Author, Curriculum Designers Group
Heidi Hayes Jacobs, EdD, helps educators make the transition from antiquated classroom practices to engaging innovative learning environments, and her model for curriculum mapping is used throughout the world. Dr. Jacobs is the author of thirteen books, journal articles, online media... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Workshop 4C: Why We Should Reconsider Using Worksheets (And What We Should Be Doing Instead)
Have you ever seen worksheets with dozens of the same kinds of problems or perhaps riddles at the bottom? I used similar worksheets with my students for years. What I wonder now, with more perspective, is whether they were the best option for students. I believe that we should  reconsider using worksheets like these and I have an alternative that I think is much better. In fact, I  think it's the single biggest bang-for-buck change teachers can make in their classroom and I want  to tell you all about it. 

Speakers
avatar for Robert Kaplinsky

Robert Kaplinsky

Robert Kaplinsky has been an educator since 2003 as a classroom teacher, teacher specialist for Downey Unified School District, instructor for the University of California, Los Angeles (UCLA), and presenter at conferences around the world. He co-founded the website Open Middle, has... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Workshop 4E - K-12 The Science of Stress and Resilience at Multiple Levels: Experiential Engagement with Emory University’s Framework and Curriculum for Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning
Resilience is the corollary to stress, trauma and adversity—the innate ability to survive and thrive that every student possesses, and that must be enhanced further through learning and practice.  In this workshop, Dr. Ozawa-de Silva and Ms. Knox will collaborate with participants to investigate the topic of Resilience through the Personal, Social and Systems domains of Social, Emotional and Ethical (SEE) Learning, an innovative framework and curriculum developed at Emory University. An emphasis will be placed on the science of stress, examining when stress is healthy vs. harmful and enhancing resilience through practice and learning. The facilitators will introduce a variety of strategies that involve the body, emotions; and thinking and reason to support the cultivation of resilience in a holistic way. Participants will learn these skills and how they can be taught and explored in a classroom, remote learning or whole-school setting.  The workshop will show how these skills can serve as a foundation for the cultivation of trauma-informed mindfulness and attention; for self-regulation and the navigation of emotions; for the cultivation of constructive relationships; and ultimately for addressing systemic issues such as inequity and social change.

Speakers
avatar for Jennifer Knox

Jennifer Knox

Director of Character Education and the Ron M. Brill Chair for Ethical Leadership Development, Woodward Academy
Jennifer Knox is the Woodward Academy’s Director of Character Education and the Ron M. Brill Chair for Ethical Leadership Development, where she oversees the implementation of the SEE Learning Program and supports Academy-wide work with character and leadership development, service... Read More →
avatar for Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Ph.D.

Brendan Ozawa-de Silva, Ph.D.

Associate Director for Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning, Emory University Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics
Brendan Ozawa-de Silva is Associate Director for Social, Emotional, and Ethical Learning (SEE Learning) at Emory University’s Center for Contemplative Science and Compassion-Based Ethics. Prior to his current position, he served as Associate Professor of Psychology at Life University... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT

2:00pm EDT

Workshop 4F: Real-World Learning (in middle and high school)
Project-based learning has the potential to lead to deeper learning and increased student engagement, but not all projects achieve the same results. Increasing the authenticity of PBL is one strategy for success. This hands-on workshop for middle and high school educators will focus on designing projects that connect with students’ real-world interests while also meeting important learning goals. Participants will explore practical project design strategies, including:
  • Remodeling traditional units to increase authenticity
  • Connecting with content experts during project planning and implementation
  • Reaching audiences beyond the classroom
  • Inviting feedback from critical friends
  • Scaffolding student-centered learning
  • Adapting PBL for blended and remote learning

Speakers
avatar for Suzie Boss

Suzie Boss

Buck Institute for Education Writer and Educational Consultant
Suzie Boss is a writer and educational consultant who focuses on the power of teaching and learning to improve lives and transform communities. A resident of Portland, Oregon, she is the author of several popular books for educators, including Reinventing Project-Based Learning and... Read More →


Wednesday August 4, 2021 2:00pm - 3:15pm EDT