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8:15am - 9:30amWelcome and Opening Keynote

Schooling for the 21st Century- Unleashing Student Passion

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
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.

2:20pm - 3:40pm Mini-workshops

Creating Environments that Support Passion- The Role of Emerging Technologies in the Core Curriculum

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach
In this follow-up to her opening keynote, Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach focuses on real-world examples of learning environments that extend the walls of the traditional classroom, offering new possibilities and igniting a passion for learning. Evidence based on exemplary practices in education suggests that newmodels of teaching and learning have the power to improve educational outcomes dramatically. Come learn how to have it all—including both creativity and rigor—when delivering your core content curriculum.