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).

Challenge Week: our interdisciplinary service learning project

Session 6
Rifah Islam, Chelsea Middlebrooks, Erin Giorgio, Pearl Jonas, Melanie Manuel, Aaron Gerwer, Laurena Tolson

Students, faculty and families got together to plan several week long service learning experiences. These experiences had groups of students and teachers working with community partners to complete projects that involved our students directly in the community.

Learning Through Community Engagement

Session 6
Casey Cohen, Laurie Doran, Dr. Sheri Hanna

We will share projects and courses that utilize the community of Philadelphia to provide unique and challenging learning opportunities for students. Examples from STEM, the arts, and humanities courses will be highlighted. We will focus on the process: reaching out to the community, creating a project, and student commentary and reflection.

Simulations (or, The Good Parts Version)

Session 6
Dave Thomer

"Learn by Doing" is an oft-heard mantra, but it's probably good to learn about World War I without spending months in a trench. Good simulation activities don’t copy reality exactly; they focus on the important details without oversimplifying or overcomplicating. Let’s learn how to find – and create – great learning opportunities.

Women in IT leadership

Session 6
Sandra Paul

It has been recognized that most people in IT are males. How can this be changed? How do we not only encourage our female students to choose IT fields for careers but also provide them opportunities to become leaders in the IT field?

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