Stay Informed: News and Ideas
One role that educators continuously embody is that of “role model”. As we work towards creating a learning environment that fosters lifelong learning skills we are aware of the need to role model a growth mindset by: reaching out to connect with the perspectives and expertise of others, being curious about new ideas, trying out new practices. We have found SXSWedu to be the most fertile environment for connecting with other leaders on the structures, practices, and tools that are transforming education today. Here are just a few of the sessions we are attending:
Beyond Buzzwords: Competency, Culture, & Equity - How Mastery-based learning is transforming education in over 40 public and charter schools in New York city.
What If? Unleashing Possbility Thinking in K-12 - When real-world challenges are connected with student-centered learning environments, you unleash creativity and engagement beyond measure.
Mindfullness and Student Voice - An overview of how mindfulness practices and benefits are being experienced by a panel of students from the 130 campus Austin School District.
25 Ways to Drive Student Agency Using Goal Setting - An overview of strategies to create learning environments that enable effective goal setting and a “hackathon” that generated creative ideas for implementing goal setting processes.
Empathy Machines: Global Education via “Portals” - How repurposed shipping containers are being turned into immersive learning environments and are fostering face-to-face engagement with strangers throughout the world.
Personalized Learning and Competency Education Meet Up - Networking session with experts in the field of personalized learning.