Embracing Innovation in a Time of Disruptive Change

The Independent Curriculum Group and Poughkeepsie Day School Present

Embracing Innovation in a Time of Disruptive Change
Poughkeepsie Day School
Friday, April 15, 2011
9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m.

Poughkeepsie Day School and the Independent Curriculum Group cordially invite you to Embracing Innovation in a Time of Disruptive Change on Friday, April 1 from 9:00 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. As we re-imagine learning and teaching pre-K through 12 in the digital age, we must challenge our assumptions about innovation. What is the evidence for how cognitive processes are changing in the digital environment? How can we transform teaching and re-configure school to harness the power of technology? How do we shift school culture toward student-driven learning?

Keynote Address: Will Richardson

Learning in a Networked World: For Ourselves and Our Students
Information literacy and participation in global learning networks are critical components of a changing culture of learning. This presentation will examine eight important global shifts, and how teachers and schools are integrating them into the classroom in seamless, ongoing ways.
Will Richardson is author of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms, co-founder of Powerful Learning Practice, and blogs at http://weblogg-ed.com.

Concurrent Workshops

The Google Generation: From Instinctive Aggregation to Critical Creation
Explore the opportunities afforded by digital collaboration and the explosion of access to primary and scholarly resources to enhance student research. Interested participants should request access to http://icgconference.pbworks.com.
Meghann Walk, Manhattan Librarian and Social Studies Teacher, Bard High School Early College; Bernadette Condesso, History Department Chair and Assistant Director of College Counseling, Poughkeepsie Day School

Teaching Innovation: NuVu and Beaver Country Day School
How can high school students learn to think outside the box? By spending eleven weeks working with experts from MIT and Harvard on open-ended, multidisciplinary problems.
Rob MacDonald, Math Department Chair, Beaver Country Day School; Peter Gow, Director of College Counseling and Special Programs, Beaver Country Day School; Nancy Caruso, Assistant Head of School, Beaver Country Day School

Science 2.0
This session will explore how to leverage Web 2.0 tools to support authentic student engagement and collaboration in project and problem-based learning.
Philip Vinogradov, Science Teacher and 21st Century Learning Coach, Centennial School District, Warminster PA

The Tale of Two Kindergarten Teachers and the Power of A PLN
This session will explore the construction, creation and philosophy behind #kinderchat http://bit.ly/fv3Khv. We will discuss #kinderchat’s influence on teaching practice and the technology learning curve in the changing application of organizational leadership structure.
Heidi Echternacht, Kindergarten Teacher, Stuart Country Day School of the Sacred Heart

Technology, Passion and Learning: One teacher’s Journey in the Digital Age
To participate fully in the present and prepare for the challenges ahead, a veteran humanities teacher and her students learn together as they embrace school 2.0 in their daily humanities learning.
Shirley Rinaldi, Sixth grade Humanities Teacher, Poughkeepsie Day School

Registration Deadline: Friday, April 1

The advance registration deadline for Embracing Innovation in a Time of Disruptive Change is Friday, April 1. On-site registration on the day of the conference is also available. Fees are as follows:

$120.00 – Advance Registration, Attendee from an ICG Non-Member School
$50.00 – Advance Registration, Attendee from an ICG Member School
$150.00 – On-site Registration

Non-Member Schools with four (4) or more advance registrant faculty attendees pay a reduced registration fee of $95.00 per person.

To Register

Click here for online registration. To pay by check or submit a purchase order, contact Bruce G. Hammond through the email link below. For more information about the conference or about ICG, visit our web site.

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