|The Flipped Classroom: What's Next?
Dan Gagnon (moderator); Andy Boyle, Max Monroe and Randy Smith
You already know about the flipped classroom; you may very well be implementing it in your school or district. But why are you doing it? What are you learning and where do you want to take flipping in the future? Join several flipped classroom pioneers for a lively discussion about best practices and the underlying reasons why the flipped classroom is inspiring teachers and students across the globe.
Inquiry and Problem-Based Learning
Connie White, Amy Pruitt and Gail Holmes
Come delve into problem-based learning (PBL) and how it allows students to learn research and thinking strategies while exploring real-world problems and challenges. We will look at a plethora of project ideas, performance tasks, and resources to support PBL, with such elements as student choice, brain-based learning, and public presentation opportunities. Various types of assessment rubrics and project management ideas will also be shared.
Purposeful, Progressive PL
Kate Matthews; Joe Crawford and Angela Bacon; Melissa Jackson
Teachers – like students – learn in different ways and at different times. Hear from district leaders who’ve used a variety of methods, based on individual goals and needs, to enhance their colleagues’ professional learning. From flipping the PD sessions to using Google Forms and Web 2.0 resources, see which ones are working for teachers across the region.
Stop Integrating & Start Innovating
Adam Phyall and Donna Teuber
In this collaborative session you’ll learn how to plan and implement courses that decentralize learning so that teachers no longer "teach from the front" and students take charge of their own learning. See how schools look in a true student-centered learning environment, how classroom technology can enhance teaching and learning, and how you can use the TPACK and the SAMR models to elevate the use of authentic learning.