Schooling for the 21st Century: Unleashing Student Passion
A passionate student is a learning student. As the people of the world are becoming increasingly connected, the nature, use, ownership, and
purpose of knowledge are changing in profound ways. Our goal as educators is to leverage these connections and changes as powerful
means to improve teaching and learning in our schools. Come listen as Sheryl stirs a sense of urgency for shifting classroom practice toward
more engaging approaches that unleash the passion that lies within each learner.

For the concurrent session:
Engaging Staff & Students- Using Web 2.0 Tools for Global Collaboration
How do we promote the knowledge, skills and sense of urgency for 21st Century teaching and learning among all teachers in our schools? As the physical and virtual worlds converge to become the 'real world' of teaching and learning, virtual exchanges, online mentoring and other Web-based environments will play increasingly important roles in educational reform. The "new" Web affords us an amazing opportunity to pursue our passions within online communities of like-minded learners from around the globe. Participants will learn valuable lessons for designing and leading global collaborations.