Conversations

During each of the six breakout sessions throughout the weekend, a large number of conversations will take place. This site will help you organize your plan for the weekend and provide the relevant information for each conversation. After signing in, search through the conversations below and mark the sessions you are interested in to populate your personal schedule on the right (or below if on your mobile phone).

A year of teaching without tests

Session 3
Steve Goldberg

This year, instead of giving tests, I'm holding my students accountable by having them keep an online "learning journal." They record questions, observations, and further research into topics they find most interesting. It's going pretty well -- I'd love to hear your questions and talk about plusses/minuses to this approach.

Listen! (How to Move Past a Culture of Performing for the Grade)

Session 2
Cindy Sabik, Eileen Glassmire

Listening is “a social innovation for the 21st century” (Martin). As we move from a traditional model of instructional delivery to a growth model that values student agency, the imperative “Listen!” is redefined as intentional and deliberately practiced in a framework of collaborative inquiry in STEM and humanities courses.

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