Changing the Conversation
The Institute for Excellence in Education in partnership with Saginaw Valley State University is hosting the second annual Power of You educators conference on February 28th, 2018. The content will push participant thinking to consider new approaches to data, collaboration, and school reform. The conference is aimed at practicing educators who strive to bring leadership to their district, building and classroom.
The learning strands for this conference will be Collaborative Culture, Data and Accountability, Unique Student Needs, Academic Achievement, Leveraging Leadership, and Technology Integration. Click here for descriptions.
How do you know when the participants in your class are disengaged, uninspired, and passively waiting for you to either entertain OR punish them with assignments? What do you do to unflatten the classroom — to make learning more imaginative, participatory, and seriously playful? How do you tap into the curiosity of students in a way that invites them to shape more of their own experience, to author more of their own development?
S. Fisher Qua answers these questions through simple interaction patterns called Liberating Structures. Join us as he demonstrates how to develop and apply a repertoire of practices that immediately generate engagement, stimulate inclusion, distribute responsibility, and invite greater self-authorship in the classroom and beyond. In this roll-up-your-sleeves session, we will experience a few of the Liberating Structures that might unflatten the power within you and simultaneously help you unflatten the power of your students, peers, and schools.
8:30 - 9:00 Registration
9:00 - 10:00 Keynote with S. Fisher Qua
10:05 - 10:55 Breakout Session 1
11:00 - 11:50 Breakout Session 2
12:00 - 12:50 Lunch
1:00 - 1:50 Breakout Session 3
1:55 - 2:45 Breakout Session 4
2:50 - 3:30 Workshop
Educator rate: $125
*SVSU student rate: $0
Presenter rate: $50
5 SCECH credits will be offered for an additional $20.
Must fill out all paperwork at the conference to receive credit.