Creating Passionate Learners- How to Create a Student Empowered Environment
Presenter: Pernille Ripp
Breaking the rules is scary within the public school system, no matter how few or many years you have taught. We are indoctrinated about how a traditional classroom should look, starting with our own school days and then on through college classes and early professional careers. When we bring new ideas, or even just trust our instincts, we often think that what we want to try will never really work. What I have discovered is this though: Even the smallest changes can make monumental differences.
Whether you are just beginning or well on your way in your teaching career, this presentation can inspire you to break rules, take risks, and eagerly pursue your journey toward a classroom filled with passionate learners.
At the very least, it will let you know that you are not alone when you think your secret thoughts—that there really are better ways to teach, and that others who believe the same thing want to connect with you to make it happen.
Ditch That Textbook!
Presenter: Matt Miller
Engage students. Build relationships. Rekindle your love of teaching! The world is changing and becoming more and more digital every day. If education doesn’t change with it, our classrooms will become irrelevant in a world of ubiquitous information. Participants in this session will learn timeless techniques for using technology in the classroom that will withstand the passage of time, regardless of which websites come and go. They’ll leave inspired and motivated with practical tips for ditching their textbooks in favor of more digital means of learning.
Presenter: Lucy Gray
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