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).

IQ+EQ+AQ = The Innovation Experience

Session 1
Bill Brennan, Phil Greco, Jessica Zanco

The Innovation Experience. How one school designed a program to build on students’ intellectual, emotional and adaptive capacities through a strengths approach to education. Join us for an engaging dialogue aimed at expanding the way we think about student talent development, teacher collaboration and journey development.

Student Engagement: How to Generate a Buzz About Learning

Session 2
Amy Gorzynski

Think back to high school...what do you remember? We all know it wasn’t that math worksheet about quadratic equations or an English quiz on grammar. So, what makes certain experiences in our lives more meaningful and memorable? Join teachers from Leyden High School, a public school just outside of Chicago, IL as we share our interdisciplinary model for teaching and explain how we created a richer learning environment for our students.

Grades, Schmades: Less Grading More Learning

Session 3
Katie Rego, Weston Pondolfino, Brian Hodges

Grades get in the way of learning. There, we said it. Come to this conversation to figure out your philosophy of grading, see examples of non-traditional grading in action, and figure out ways to better align your grading practices with your philosophy.

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