How might schools be designed so students are active participants in today’s global society? Learn how science, technology, engineering, arts, and mathematics integrated with methodologies such as design thinking and project-based learning support student ownership over their learning and in developing the skills, knowledge, and dispositions necessary for today’s world. Facilitator: Bullis Charter School.
We know that engagement is key to moving the needle on student achievement. But is “engagement” an elusive intangible or an indicator that can be strategically levered for improvement? What can we learn about engagement from the students themselves? Join this workshop to learn the answers to these questions and more. Facilitator: Youth Truth Survey.
Experience the problem solving process that develops the spirit of innovation and resilience in students. The 21st century is an ever-changing world and requires critical thinking, creativity, communication, and collaboration. Engage in the process to address all of these skills and see how they can be incorporated in a fun and challenging way. Facilitator: Future Problem Solvers.
Pixar in a Box is a free set of on-line lessons developed through a collaboration between Pixar and Khan Academy. Each lesson focuses on a creative challenge faced at Pixar, and demonstrates how various classroom concepts from math, science, computer science, the arts, and the humanities are used to address the challenge. Facilitator: Pixar.
The school building is a perfect setting for project based learning that is authentic and rooted in the school community. Building industry technology that lets students see energy and water usage, airflow, daylight and noise levels, and more give students the ability to make changes and understand direct results. In this session, hear from one school and learn about dozens more who are undertaking this type of educational experience. Facilitator: Center for Green Schools at USGBC
Explore how the pedagogy of the Destination Imagination Educational Experience can empower learners to be better equipped for their futures. As a project-based, learner-centric opportunity built completely on the creative process, learners practice autonomy as they engage in deep inquiry and research while infusing prior knowledge and learning. Facilitator: Destination Imagination
The world today looks very different than it did when those entering our 21st Century workforce were in Kindergarten Classrooms. This workshop will examine ways to integrate 21st Century skill building, social/emotional wellness and STEAM learning into early childhood learning environments. Facilitator: School Specialty.
Long-standing practices tend to continue unless there is an imperative for change. Hear the story of how 200+ schools and districts have overcome the inertia of traditional instruction and created an imperative for a dramatic shift in educational practices to better prepare students for a more complex, constantly changing future. Facilitator: New Tech Network.
Experience the dynamics of the Destination Imagination Challenge Experience and how to develop persistence and drive in learners. Enjoy the thrill, challenge, and exhilaration of fast-paced Instant Challenges. Examine the benefits of competition by looking at open-ended STEAM (science, technology, engineering, arts, mathematics) Challenges for learners of all ages. Facilitator: Destination Imagination.
The development of California's K12 Computer Science Standards explicitly points to the 4Cs as a vehicle for teaching this "new" curricular area. This discussion and sharing will point to the opportunity eduleaders have to harness the power of these new standards to provide a 21st Century Framework for all students through Computer Science K-12. Facilitator: Santa Clara County Office of Ed.
Professional learning is a challenge for any organization. In this session we'll take a look at how on-demand video can be used to help support professional learning for educators; creating a flexible, cost-effective and job-embedded approach. The session will showcase example content from a range of P21 member organisations and dive into key questions on efficacy, implementation and teacher choice. Facilitator: Makematic.
Provides school leaders and transformational educators with the chance to build skills and work collaboratively to identify opportunities for change in their schools and to design small-scale, implementable prototypes that have the potential to lead to big-scale change. Format: Interactive, six consecutive sections. Facilitator: Henry Ford Learning Institute
The Alamance Burlington School System (ABSS) partnered with Participate to design a blended professional learning system where educators can learn without limits. Hear how this system aligns strategic goals and provides educators autonomy over learning. Explore how you might use a similar approach to showcase teacher leaders, provide voice and choice over PD aligned to student learning, and leverage customized, collaborative learning environments and micro-credentials to build capacity.
Over the past year, a collaborative community of practitioners have co-built innovative and customized networked communities that have become robust learning ecosystems. These affinity spaces for practitioners provide a range of professional development courses, curated and vetted resources, and innovative social media tools that increase collaboration and connection across schools, districts and organization and deepen peer-to-peer learning. Facilitator: Participate.
Poverty manifests in education in both rural and urban communities. Exemplary leadership is called upon to engage the community in transforming their schools. The session also discusses the mindsets and ethos that beset situations of poverty, and proposes a transformation model. The cases are used as a take-off point to expanding the participants’ thinking and designing even more out-of-the box solutions to realities in their schools. Facilitator: Rex Publishing (Philippines).
Tight budgets and limited capacity mean we all have to work together to create quality enrichment experiences for children. Finding synergies and partnerships with purpose can be challenge. This interactive workshop will introduce you to an innovative partnership, blending the healthy afterschool movement with STEM education. Linkages to social, emotional and academic development best practices will also be highlighted. Facilitator: Alliance for a Healthier Generation.
This session will focus on Participate and the National Speech & Debate Association’s partnership to provide an online community for educators who desire support, resources, recognition, and collaboration. Educators who want to support students in the area of speaking, listening, and debating have a new community to engage. Facilitator: National Speech and Debate Association.
Leveraging outside relationships affords schools and their constituents with opportunities to connect to experts and additional projects that enrich the learning culture within and outside the school. Meaningful relationships are far more beneficial than big budgets aimed at purchasing equipment. Facilitator: Dalton Academy (China).
Life and career skills are critical to the success of today’s students. Emerging manufacturing industries and STEM related companies are searching for skilled workers to fill jobs. The state of Tennessee has created a unique and innovative partnership to create opportunities to help TN students earn college credit and career credentials while in high school. This innovative program model is designed to equip graduates with skills they need that give access to living wage jobs. Facilitator: ENA.
Despite the availability of a wide variety of published measures around the 4Cs, educators may want to design their own assessments for these skills. The session will introduce a methodology for creating formative assessments for the 4Cs in different disciplines. Facilitator: Pearson.
Early STEM learning is critical for children to thrive in today’s rapidly changing world. Research shows that young children are capable of remarkable STEM learning with the support of adults. This session presents 6 research-backed key findings to nurture children’s intrinsic STEM capacity and transform it into lifelong STEM knowledge. Facilitator: Center for Childhood Creativity.
Leading educators are making a commitment to educating their students for a sustainable future. This panel will highlight initiatives in states and school districts working to show how sustainability can expand our conversation about 1st century education. These initiatives are showing us how sustainability can be the driver of innovation in K-12 education. Facilitator: Green Schools National Network.
What’s new? For many teachers the answer is exhaustion ! Professional development for the next thing, new ELA/ELD materials, implementing NGSS standards, understanding the Social Student Framework, thinking differently about mathematics instruction, coding, makerspaces, digital citizenship, civics, and the never ending parade of new technology tools. Is there a way to bring all the pieces together and leverage the energizing LOVE of learning? Facilitator: Encinitas Union School District.
Scholastic Journalism as the Front Line of 21st Century Skills
Scholastic journalism provides a unique opportunity for students to develop the essential mindsets of 21st-century learners. More importantly, students who participate in scholastic journalism develop the critical, innovative and civic dispositions so desperately needed today. This session introduces the best practices of student-led media. Facilitator: Journalism Education Association.
Professional development should inspire teachers by building on their expertise and connecting to their passion for learning. Teachers are inspired when their students are “on fire” about learning. Igniting students’ passion inspires educators that requiring new models of professional development. This session explores an innovative structure for teacher professional development that reframes it as an Experience that teachers and students have together. Facilitator: Participate.
This session explores educational strategies and online tools promoting thoughtful intercultural inquiry and exchange. Participants will explore Out of Eden Learn, an online program that brings youth from diverse backgrounds together for learning experiences focused on slow looking and listening; exchanging perspectives; and connecting individual lives and larger human stories. Facilitator: Project Zero, Harvard Graduate School of Education.
Student agency begins with tools and strategies that build confidence and opportunities to lead. Project based learning and project management tools are the perfect combination to help your students develop deeper levels of ownership in the classroom. In this session, attendees will learn how project management techniques can help facilitate learning projects with their students for greater student agency. Facilitator: PMIEF
This presentation will highlight new global research about the importance of teaching creative problem solving to better prepare students for the jobs of the future. Despite an overwhelming majority of educators and policy makers who see creative problem solving skills as critical for students success in this age of automation, many believe that current practices and policies stymie their ability to teach these critical skills. Facilitator: Adobe Systems.
Explore distributed leadership, how to form a creative leadership team, and what this means for schools. What if teacher leaders coached colleagues and used self- and peer-assessment strategies? Examine a four-pillar framework: Thought Leadership, Results Leadership, People Leadership, and Cultural Leadership. Receive resources that build leadership capacity and increase intentional collaboration, school-wide. Facilitator: Crayola.
Distributed leadership is driving student learning success at California Connections Academy, a network of tuition-free K-12 public online schools. Executive Director Richard Savage will share insights into the organization’s instructional team approach, providing students with Personalized Learning Plans and an entire team of experts committed to helping all learners thrive. Facilitator: California Community Outreach.
During this session we will highlight various applications of project based learning from the Stevens Initiative awardee community. We will highlight challenges and successes and lessons for adoption. Facilitator: The Stevens Initiative at the Aspen Institute.
How do you prepare students, especially those with the highest needs, to successfully integrate into a Design Thinking, Project-Based Learning TK or Kindergarten classroom? Learn about the unique relationship and program between Bullis Charter School and the Family Engagement Institute from Foothill College and how they are using patterns of innovation strategies to “stretch” low-income, ELLs to ensure a more successful transition into their first school year. Facilitator: Bullis Charter School.
SKT initiates the China Partnership for 21st Century Learning (CP21) with P21 with exclusive strategic partnership. CP21 will be launched and practiced in area of education, business, philanthropy, academics and governmental ties. Facilitator: SKT Education (China).
Learn about the STEM East regional collaboration between K-12 school districts and business/industry in eastern North Carolina. Through the collaboration of businesses, school districts, economic development municipalities, and governmental departments, elementary and middle level students engage in real-world STEM experiences that directly align with career opportunities in Eastern North Carolina. Facilitator: Pitsco Education.
School environments have the potential to support new ways of teaching and learning, fostering among other things communication, global perspective, small-group coaching, and continuous learning. The architects and school leaders on the leading edge discuss current research and new strategies for the learning environment. Facilitator: Center for Green Schools at the U.S. Green Building Council.
Power Up!! Is a session dedicated to teaching how to empower marginalized youth with entrepreneurship, financial literacy education and power skills. The audience will come away with ideas and strategies to upskill and upgrade their curriculum aligning to the global workforce meeting the current needs. Facilitator: San Mateo County Office of Ed.
This session will share and discuss CEP research on out of school learning time, (sometimes referred to as expanded learning time). First, we will share major findings on the impact of ELT programs in 4 states: Connecticut, Colorado, Oregon and Virginia. Then we will share reflections from education leaders in Los Angeles, Denver and Rochester regarding how time is being used as a lever for school improvement in their communities. Facilitator:
Organization Center on Education Policy.
Can you imagine living with the label, “most likely to fail?” Why would a student want to engage in school? Can you imagine being burdened with the expectation “You can never fail?” Why would a student take any risks? These questions are an opportunity to ask how can we redefine educational excellence. Facilitator: E3: Education, Excellence & Equity.