Saturday, September 17
1:15 to 2:15 - Session 9
Are you a 21st Century teacher?
Presenter: Sylvia Fojo (Uruguay American School)
Location: Multipurpose Room
1 Traits of a XXI Century teacher.
2 Blended Learning (Smart Amp, One Note)
3 Professional development Twitter.
4 How do I teach tech in Elementary from First to Fifth grade?
Creating an Innovative and Collaborative School Community
Presenter: Matt Kroot (Lincoln)
Location: HS Aula Magna
Destination Imagination offers a platform to develop students into independent, out of the box thinkers with skills in teamwork and project management. Participants will leave this workshop with tips and resources on how to implement Destination Imagination in their classroom and school.
Websites using Weebly
Presenter: Phil Giansante (Lincoln)
Resources for this Workshop
Location: HS Computer Lab
Build your own website (for free) using Weebly. Weebly's graphical interface is perfectly suited for people with no experience but is also loaded with features (including password protection). Participants will leave the workshop with a simple website.
STEM / Robotics / Sphero
Presenter: Leandro Segura and Cristian Blanco
Location: HS MakerSpace
This hands-on workshop will explore how you can use Sphero Robots to assist your STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Mathematics) curriculum.
IMPORTANT NOTE: Participants must bring a tablet or smartphone and have downloaded the Sphero App.
LAUNCH-ing Inquiry in the Primary Classroom
Presenter: Elizabeth Toussaint (Uruguayan American School)
Location: HS Library
In this session, participants will examine current methods of inquiry in their own classroom while simultaneously being introduced to the LAUNCH cycle, a student-friendly design thinking framework developed by educators John Spencer and A.J. Juliani.
Workshop attendees will take part in an actual LAUNCH cycle, giving participants the space to become familiar with this particular design thinking model. Through (L) looking, listening and learning, (A) asking questions, (U) understanding the process, (N) navigating ideas, (C) creating a prototype, and (H) highlighting and fixing, participants will learn from each other how design thinking, and other models of student-driven inquiry, can be implemented in the primary classroom.
Something happens in students when they define themselves as makers and inventors and creators. They discover powerful skills.
Presenter: Laura Dowd (Michael Ham Nordelta)
Location: HS 403
Come and experiment how playing becomes a major tool in learning.
Literacy Centers: Rethinking Differentiation (Bilingual)
Presenter: Agustina Matavos & Irina Kolodny (Lincoln)
Location: HS Room 404
International schools present a wide variety of students with different needs and cultural backgrounds. Teaching in such a diverse setting makes us rethink on a daily basis our teaching strategies to better reach every student.
Centers have proved to be an effective and practical approach in our aim to differentiate instruction.
Through this workshop you will get an overview on how to launch literacy centers with small changes to your daily work but with a big impact in your students learning.
Transitioning From Traditional To Progressive Educational Models
Presenter: Tom Kaster (Lincoln)
Location: HS Room 405
A look inside one teacher’s journey Gain some background and insight how one teacher progressed from a traditional lecture style of teaching to one that puts the students first; using multiple methods of delivering content, focusing on the student’s learning habits, and leaving the teacher’s ego at the door. Participants will learn about: Flipped Classrooms (and supporting Apps), techniques for gathering data regarding student progress, and tips for communicating fundamental changes to classroom structure to parents.
Integrating Art and Geometry - Make your own Kaleidoscope Design
Presenter: Amy Rumph (BAICA)
Location: HS Room 601 (Art Room)
"Give your busy mind a break and let your creative mind run free! In this project you will learn how to make your own kaleidoscope design, similar to a mandala. You will make a circle and divide it into eight pie shapes using a compass, ruler and protractor. You will then create your own random design and repeat it into eight mirrored images. You will learn about different color harmonies based on the color wheel and apply one of them to your design, or come up with your own personal color scheme. Learn how to do it as a way to relax and meditate. This project can be taught to students from 5th grade through high school and beyond.
Back to Basics: A discussion of learning-centered teaching
Presenter: Allison Poirot (Lincoln)
Location: HS Room 407
Participants will take place in a structured discussion of research-based learning principles. You will be invited to reflect on your own experience as a learner and to consider how these learning principles and your own experiences apply to your practice in the classroom.