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Tuesday, July 19 • 8:00am - 12:00pm
Less (Teaching) Is More (Learning) - Sara Wilkie LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

One of the arts of teaching is knowing when to lead, when to help, and when to let the students figure it out themselves. We take the cliché about being the guide on the side seriously. But, how do you get from student dependence to independence? Taken from our popular Master Class Less (Teaching) Is More (Learning), this session is a perfect and highly practical compliment to Alan & Sara’s #1st5Days session, and will engage participants in a strategy-building experience of how to seed (start), scaffold and grow process-centered and student-owned learning (and survive!). Don’t expect one-size-fits-all answers – but questions, strategies, possibilities, examples, and maybe a few awkward (reflective) silences…

Join us as we explore & draft take-away activities that will:
• Engage and empower students as critical thinkers, questioners, collaborators, connectors and creators of content…from the #1st5Days and beyond
• Build student repertoire of problem-solving strategies
• Challenge learners to mine mistakes, wrong turns and “failures” for the richer learning opportunities embedded within
• (re)Imagine the increasing range of teacher and student roles in the learning process • Identify and consider critical and recursive elements of learning design that support students as they develop habits of practice
• Consider resources to scaffold the process and build capacity of all learners over time Participants will also be offered the opportunity to schedule a 45-minute Skype or Google follow-up session with the facilitators to reflect on and discuss their design, implementation and/or next-step ideas

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Sara Wilkie

Sara Wilkie: Head Learning Designer and Doer, November Learning, BalancEdTech
Sara Wilkie is an independent educational consultant who specializes in building the capacity of future-focused learning teams. She strives to foster an understanding of the connections and interplay between technology, pedagogy, and curriculum, and the process changes necessary to... Read More →

Tuesday July 19, 2016 8:00am - 12:00pm EDT
Terrace - Lower Level Boston Park Plaza
  4-Hour Pre-Conference Session
  • Cost $245.00
  • Intended Audience Administration
  • Strand Crafting Vision and Managing Change
  • Session Level All