Conversations

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 Teach For Justice

For educators, it is often a challenge to understand how to apply a social justice lens to classroom instruction. In this conversation, educators will use the Teaching Tolerance Social Justice Standards as the starting point to what it means to teach about justice in for K12 students in all content areas.

Finding Motivation

Session 2
Diana Laufenberg; Zac Chase

Students often come to school out of compliance or expectation - and school often lacks attention to creating the conditions for intrinsic motivation to develop in learners. Join us to discuss the dynamics between compliance, engagement and motivation for learning.

Are CS and STEM really for all?

Session 3
Shana V. White

How do we democratize computer science and STEM as well as address the racial and gender disparities in CS/STEM? What are ways we can provide opportunities to engage in computational thinking, problem solving, and collaboration in K-12? Let's discuss ways we can really make CS/STEM accessible for all students.

The Open Classroom

Session 6
Chad Sansing

What does it mean to lead an open classroom? What dimensions and practices of open leadership best complement open-source content like OER? Drawing on the principles, practices, and skills of Mozilla’s Open Leadership Framework (https://mzl.la/olf), participants will consider how to make their classrooms democratic and equitable spaces for all learners.

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