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Wednesday, July 25 • 11:45am - 12:50pm
Stern - Connecting to Experts to Solve Authentic Problems

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Picture a fifth grader who has identified animals as one of her passions. She has chosen to work on the problem of endangered species and make recommendations for improving the situation. Monday morning starts off with a Skype conference call with an NGO in Brazil that will share some important information about deforestation of the Amazon.

After she finishes the call, the student and her team write down action steps and divide the tasks based on each member’s interest and expertise. They have two weeks until the next call and before then have two scheduled team meetings and a full-day lab session to work on this project with an expert in the field.

This vision is possible! This session will present concrete ways to harness expertise to dramatically enhance engagement and understanding for students. Examples will be given for early elementary though high school.

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Julie Stern

Author and Instructional Coach
Julie Stern is an author, trainer, and instructional coach, supporting schools in transforming teaching and learning around the globe. She constantly seeks to answer questions such as: - How do we prepare young people to tackle problems we currently don't know how to solve? - How... Read More →

Wednesday July 25, 2018 11:45am - 12:50pm PDT
Clarendon Boston Park Plaza