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The End of Knowing

Monday, September 23, 2019 - 3:30pm

Presented by Sugata Mitra

Join Sugata Mitra as he discusses his twenty years of experiments with children's education observing the world as it comes to terms with an evolving Internet. From his “Hole in the Wall” experiment to “Self-Organized Learning Environments” and finally the “School in the Cloud,” he will share thought-provoking experiences that show what happens when children meet the Internet. Teaching? Learning? Curriculum? Examinations? All of traditional education was questioned during these years, leading to a dramatic final question, “Is this the end of Knowing?”


Know Thy Impact

Thursday, September 19, 2019 - 3:30pm

Presented by John Hattie

Evidence lies at the heart of Visible Learning. In fact, one of the key starting points of Visible Learning involves school leaders having robust discussions about what impact means in their schools, which includes an understanding of where students are in their learning, what progress looks like, and how to determine next steps. Essentially, “knowing thy impact” means connecting what educators do with what happens to learners. In this webinar, Professor John Hattie will discuss why it's important to “know thy impact” and how to implement a cycle of inquiry, evaluation, and implementation into your school.


This Is Balanced Literacy, Grades K-6

Monday, September 16, 2019 - 3:30pm

Presented by Douglas Fisher, Nancy Frey, and Nancy Akhavan

What factors come to mind when you hear the term “Balanced Literacy?” It is a term that has been used (and misused) for so long that it has lost meaning. Time to restore and refine! To create the perfect balance of high-impact learning experiences that engage and excite learners, teachers must be intentional in the design of learning activities, purposeful in the selection of instructional materials, utilize evidence-based teaching methods, and be strategic in groupings of students based on assessment data. Join reading experts Nancy Akhavan, Doug Fisher, and Nancy Frey as they outline the essential evidence-based approaches that define the balance for your students, lighting the path for you to implement balanced literacy in your classroom.