Equity in Making and Creating with Technology
9 May 2016 CERAS 101 - The Learning Hall
In recent years there has been a surge of energy around the need for young people to become not only consumers of technology, but also builders and creators. Unfortunately, many groups including girls and students of color have been underrepresented in these learning environments and, eventually, the related careers. This session will focus on broadening access to creating and making with technology.
Broadening Access to High Quality Teacher Professional Learning
2 May 2016 CERAS 101 - The Learning Hall
Professional learning for teachers is a vitally important part of innovation in education. Technology offers both new opportunities to develop teacher capacity. It also offers new methods for teachers to engage with students, but professional development is needed in order to prepare teachers to leverage the tools effectively.
Technology in Schools: Now What? Changes in Policy and Links to Outcomes in California
25 April 2016 CERAS 101 - The Learning Hall
This session will focus on how recent policy decisions regarding school funds, technology, assessments, and measures of school quality are impacting schools. Key questions discussed will include: What has the impact of moving to computer-based standardized assessments been, and what do we need to implement to ensure equity among students with different levels of technology experience?
Web Literacy as a Barrier and Pathway to Equity
18 April 2016 CERAS 101 - The Learning Hall
Finding and analyzing information today depends more and more on the ability to navigate the Internet and developing a critical stance towards online information. This session will consider how differences in people's Web use skills influence what they do online. What inequalities have been shown in research and how can we increase equity in this area?
Equity and Innovation: Lessons from the Department of Education
11 April 2016 CERAS 101 - The Learning Hall
In this conversation between two former leaders of the US Department of Education Office Educational Technology, we will discuss five key ways in which technology can increase equity in education and ways that practitioners and policy can pursue them. The session opens with a lightning talk by educator Kristen Swanson.
Pondering the Role of Telling in Defining and Supporting Excellence in Mathematics Teaching
30 March 2016 CERAS 527
“Telling” is often set in opposition to forms of mathematics instruction that support collective sense making in the classroom. However, recent research supports a more nuanced account of telling that considers what, when, and how to tell with the goal of engaging all students in ambitious disciplinary learning. In this talk, we will ponder the role of telling in mathematics instruction.
Shifting the Paradigm: Making the Argument for Centering Critical Pedagogy in STEM Education
20 January 2016 CERAS 527
Jeremiah Sims is a PhD Candidate in Language, Literacy, and Culture at UC Berkeley’s Graduate School of Education where he also earned a B.A. in Rhetoric with Honors and an M.A. in Education. During his doctoral studies, he received the Chancellor’s Fellowship. He has been a lecturer for a number of courses in the Education and Rhetoric Departments including co-instruction of the graduate course, Urban Education.
Join ~200 educators nationwide who share your passion for teaching and desire for continual growth!
10 January 2016 Online
Nearly half of all teachers leave the classroom within five years. In schools that serve low-income students, the turnover is even higher—leaving the most vulnerable students with the least experienced teachers.