Workshops

Participant-led workshops are an integral part of any Learning2 conference. These hour-long workshops are submitted and approved in advance and special consideration is given to those that support the theme of “include, inquire, inspire = i3″

Teacher-led Workshops

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Ingenious! Building a student-run Genius Bar - Christopher Panna- Walworth Barbour American International School in Israel
Empower students to use their skills to serve the school and the community! Student technology leaders can take on a variety of roles, for example serving as a help desk, piloting experimental programs, or training their peers in essential skills. These kind of real-world challenges give students a greater stake in their school’s success and help them develop the problem solving mindset they’ll need outside the classroom.

At our school, the WBAIS Geniuses provide support and training to teachers, students, and parents. They assist at school events, help teach elementary school computer lessons, and investigate creative uses of technology in our education. Check our website at genius.wbais.net.

Computer Science Unplugged - Ryan Strutin- International School of Stavanger
The Computer Science Unplugged movement is a great introduction to computer science related topics such as computational thinking, algorithms, binary, abstraction, etc for all ages. It allows teachers and students to participate in hands-on and engaging activities without a computer that develop problem-solving and logical thinking skills. These unplugged activities involve physical movement using space and other people to learn computer science concepts that propel the technologies we use on a daily basis.

No experience necessary!

The New Student Leaders: Providing Wider Opportunities in an Inclusive Leadership Model - Gitane Reveilleau- American Embassy School, New Delhi
While we daily strive to reimagine learning to honor the time and space our students live in, at least one paradigm employed by almost every school remains basically untouched: the student council framework.

This workshop will introduce you to a revamped student leadership program that fosters greater inclusion and a commitment to providing students with voice and choice in their individual learning journeys.

Enter to learn about the changes implemented in one international school’s student council program, where a wider spectrum of students in Elementary and Middle School are constantly given opportunities to work on grade-level and divisional projects, as well as service-oriented activities directly related to their own passions and interests; leave with fresh ideas and a plan to help you get support from stakeholders and start the change process in your school.

Routines for Reflection - Diana Beabout- Qatar Academy Al Wakra
Reflection is an integral part of the learning process that can benefit both teacher and learner. Reflecting provides opportunities to check understanding and engage and motivate learners. In this session, participants will explore several “thinking routines” strategies and examples from Making Thinking Visible and DeBono’s 6 Thinking Hats and how they can be used for meaningful reflection in learning.
Seesaw: Student Driven Portfolios - Holly Fraser- International School of Zug and Luzern
An introduction to the platform and its possibilities. Participants will experience an interactive component and will make a variety of posts ‘as a student.’ Participants will critically assess a few examples of student posts from around the world in order to determine their effectiveness. (If time, those who are currently using the platform will be invited to share their work and how they are using it in small groups.)
Breakout of the Mold! - David Beaty- International School of Stavanger
Inspired by the escape room craze, the Breakout Box is a fun way to immerse students in problem solving. Groups have to solve a series of puzzles using clues in the room (or online) with the final goal of “breaking into” a locked box. Come to the session to experience it for yourself and learn how you can incorporate this type of immersive learning game in your curriculum. See http://www.breakoutedu.com/ for more information.
School Maker Faires - Everything you need to know to host one at your school. - Adam Campbell- American School of Warsaw
Part science fair, part county fair, and part something entirely new, Maker Faire is an all-ages gathering of tech enthusiasts, crafters, educators, tinkerers, hobbyists, engineers, science clubs, authors, artists, students, and commercial exhibitors. All of these “makers” come to Maker Faire to show what they have made and to share what they have learned. In this workshop session, you will learn how to establish a School Maker Faire at your school.
Give Quality Feedback Without Giving Up Your Weekend - Todd Reichlmayr- American School of Milan
In Teacher self-supervision, William and Ochan Kusuma-Powell stipulate, “Teachers are often much better at providing feedback to students than they are at ensuring that students use it. Giving feedback that isn’t acted upon is arguably one of the single most wasteful uses of teacher time.” (p.65) In this workshop, we’ll discuss how you can maximize your time in providing effective, targeted, immediate, and beneficial feedback for your students without taking your evenings and weekends to do it.
Look at our Changing World in a Different Way through Google Timelapse
- Nick Kwan- GESS - German European School Singapore
Timelapse is a new Google service which allows you to explore the world through composite satellite imagery taken over the last 30 years. This is a hands-on workshop, so bring your laptop so you can explore a part of the world to see how it has changed over recent history.
‘Please don't do it for me, teach me how to do it myself’
Developing a Community of Independent Tech Integration - Kim Lelek- International School of Zug and Luzern
Finding it hard to be in 10 places at once helping staff and students integrate technology into the classroom? Wondering how to empower teachers and students to take ownership of integrating technology?
This workshop will focus on:
-sharing strategies that have been successful in increasing teacher and student independence and confidence
-identifying how to meet the needs of teachers and students
-managing the schedule of the Ed Tech coach in order to prioritise and make the most of their specialist skills and knowledge
Meme-orizing Vocabulary via Visual Literacy, Viral Media and Tech Integration- Troy White- American International School Bucharest
In 21st century learning environments, how do we actively increase students’ vocabulary and subject specific terminology? This workshop will provide cross-curricular participants with the necessary tools to make an immediate impact on their instruction. Meme-orizing Vocabulary is a creative vocabulary programme that promotes critical thinking and visual literacy through the analysis of viral and emerging media, such as memes and vines. Students take ownership of vocabulary through the creation of texts whilst implementing a number of technology resources.

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