Graded, The American School of Sao Paulo has teamed up with the American School of Bombay, Lausanne Collegiate and Frankfurt International School to provide the Americas with this Laptop Institute event. In planning the conference we considered The Laptop Institute, ASB Unplugged, Learning 2.011, K12 Online Conference, Educon 2.4, and others. Will Richardson, Mick Ebeling and Scott Klososky will join forward thinking educators from around the world in “Re-imagining School”.
Innovate 2013 Learning Structures
In an effort to combat the Education Myths That Shape Conferences, Innovate 2013 is committed to providing a variety of learning structures to support participants in investigating innovation and planning for transfer in ways that are powerful for them personally.
Two-hour Open Space Slot: Open Space Technology was created in the mid-1980s by organizational consultant Harrison Owen when he discovered that people attending his conferences loved the coffee breaks better than the formal presentations and plenary sessions. This block of time is designed to hand over the conference to participants to determine what kinds of dialogue need to happen that we at Innovate 2013 missed in our planning.
Cohort meetings: Scheduled three times throughout the conference, cohorts are a group of 20 – 25 individuals that gather regularly to exchange ideas, reflect on learning and create connections that result in meaningful, personalized outcomes from the conference. Organized and focused by a facilitator, participants are encouraged to choose into a cohort that best defines where their driving question about educational innovation may reside. This learning structure is designed for participants to build a plan for taking learning back to their organizations.
Cohort strands to choose from include:
- Instructional Technology Facilitators
- The People Behind the Scenes: Infrastructure
- Digital Citizenship
- Differentiation/Special Needs
- NCTE Twenty-First Century Literacies
- The Arts
- Collaboration in local and global communities
- Physical Education
90 minute workshops and three-hour institutes: We invite YOU, our participants, to share your work and ideas with everyone by presenting at the conference. Come and share how you or your school are integrating technology in the classroom, challenging the status quo, or pursuing strategies that place students in the center. Share your experiences launching and implementing a 1-to-1 program, utilizing digital tools to support assessment practices, building collaborative communities, or examining strategies that add to the dialogue of educational innovation.
Call for Proposals
Graded School is seeking dynamic and forward thinking professionals to facilitate learning sessions at the Innovate 2013 Conference. Innovate 2013 marks Graded School’s commitment to re-imagine the school that best serves and inspires students for tomorrow. Please join us and innovators from across the globe to engage in a dialogue designed to ignite new ideas resulting in building a foundation for the change our students deserve.