AEA 267 to host EdCampIowa session on Jan. 31

Area Education Agency 267 (AEA 267) will host one of five EdCampIowa sessions on Saturday, January 31 from 8:30 am-3:30 pm at the AEA 267 Conference Center in Cedar Falls.

EdCampIowa is for educators, students, parents, board members, policy makers, community members, and others with an interest in education. Laptops, tablets, smartphones, and other electronic devices are encouraged. The conference is free.

EdCamp sessions differ from traditional ‘sit and get’ presentations in that they center around discussion and problem-solving. The “agenda” for the day is built first thing in the morning with input from participants and the rest of the day is spent talking, sharing, and learning. Participants tackle questions such as:

  • What is the future of learning? And what implications does it have for how we do teaching and schooling?
  • What if we didn’t have class periods?
  • How can we help kids think more deeply?
  • Are high school diplomas and university degrees still necessary for credentialing?
  • What percentage of teachers’ work will be replaced by learning software, online classes, virtual tutors, and/or robots?
  • How can schools better empower student voice?
  • What are some great learning technologies for students in math (or P.E. or science or …)?
  • If we could rebuild from scratch how we do school, what might it look like?
  • What kinds of state-level educational policies do we need?
  • If we organized our calendar around hours instead of days (as new laws permit), how could we teach students differently?

Internet access will be provided. Participants are asked to bring non-perishable food items to be donated to the local food bank.

For more information and to register, please visit http://edcampiowa.org/

 

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