What is EDxEDNYC?

The mission of the EDxEDNYC (Ed by Ed) Professional Learning Conference is to build best practices, network with other innovative thinkers within New York City and to continue conversations around student engagement and inquiry. This conference is for educators by educators, with a focus on fostering discussion, questioning, reflective leadership and  design-thinking within our schools. Sessions are less presentation and more conversation, so we can learn from our collective experiences.

 

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EDxEDNYC 2015 CONVERSATIONS

ONLINE MEDIA/ARTS COMMUNITY JAKE JACOBS 

As an art teacher in a high needs inner city school, I have found great value in documenting the progress of my students as a continual stream of images, viewable and accessible 24/7. Chronicling daily participation, the images create the ultimate data bank to tell the story of the course, documenting learning, practice, growth, and interests. Laid out over a multiple year timeline, it's powerful for parents, administrators and students to see and interact, alongside other blended learning resources and student connectivity models. 
Danielson Components 4b: Maintaining Accurate Records, also 4a, 4c, 4d, 3a, 3d.

THE importance of computer history lori-stahl-van brackle 

Students today live in a digital age of which they do not understand the origins. As we surge into STEM we must be certain to teach the steps taken to get here. This session will include a hands-on activity in which participants research a computer history topic and create a MEME using MEME Maker or a Popcorn Video, both using Mozilla's Webmaker suite of tools. As the focus of outside curriculum has driven computer classes to coding and programming an important component is lost. Danielson Components: 1, 2b, 3abc, 4a

make a google classroom 
ross berman

Google Apps for Education is a set of web based tools that can be used for communication and collaboration. These apps can help a teacher to check for students understanding throughout a lesson by getting instant feedback. They can also help promote questioning and discussion between students. 

Participants will use the Google Apps to discuss with each other best practices for checks for understanding and questioning and discussion using this technology in the classroom.

Danielson Components: 3b, 3c, 3d

MULTIPLE ACCESS POINTS 
CHRISTOPHER PURCELL

Incorporating multiple access points into our instruction allows all of our students the opportunity to engage in their learning of both knowledge and skills. Participants will examine strategies and resources in developing multiple access points for content, process, and product.

Danielson Components: 1b, 1d, 1e, 3c, 3d

THE BIG IDEA PROJECT 
JENNIFER L.M. GUNN
& gina Angelillo

The Big Idea Project is a student-designed passion project that allows students to discover their passions and conduct deep research and experimentation on topics they love or have yet to have the space to discover. This session will share The Big Idea Project model, as well as the lessons and successes we acquired along the way. Through collaborative inquiry, participants will discuss reveal wonderings and solutions for launching a long-term independent project model with built-in supports and learning competencies. Furthermore, participants will gain access to our wealth of open-source materials.

Danielson Components: 1b 1c 1d 1e 1f, 4b, 2e, 2c, 2b, 3a, 3c, 3d, 3e

THE FUTURE PROJECT 
with SARAH KATZ

The Future Project is dedicated to seeing students living lives of passion and purpose decades after they leave high school. So what does sustainable inspiration look like amongst young people? What is the Future Project methodology and how can the presence of a Dream Director and a Dream Team re-imagine school culture? Learn from students and staff who are part of the Future Project family.

INSTRUCTIONAL ROUNDS 
with WALTER BROWN

Participants will share and discuss the strengths and benefits of establishing a culture of peer professional conversations. We will use David Allen's "Tuning Protocol" as we look at several pieces of evidence and documents from the process.

Danielson Components:

doing BLENDED LEARNING 
with TIM COMER

What does blended learning look like? How does leveraging technology in this way fundamentally change the role of both the student and the teacher? In this session, teachers will begin to conceptualize and plan their digital classrooms to construct student paced blended learning lessons or units.

Danielson Components: 1b 1c 1d 1e 1f, 4b, 2e, 2c, 2b, 3a, 3c, 3d, 3e

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE 
with LEIA PETTY &
MELISSA TORTORA

Restorative Justice stems from the belief that conflict in a community can be repaired and relationships can be restored. It is an attempt to resolve conflict in a way that brings a community closer together rather than punitive models that alienate those in conflict from the larger community to whom they caused harm. Many teachers, support staff and administrators in their schools have used the restorative justice model to varying degrees. In this session, restorative justice faculty and student leaders at Hudson will walk you through the benefits of employing restorative justice, model a justice circle, and discuss how you can start a program at your school.

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ELECTIVE PROGRAMS

MICHAEL PONELLA

What are the best practices for administering an effective elective program in schools? In this session discussions will center around the Elective Exhibition, Elective Registration, student choice vs. teacher choice, the value of electives, and the goals for our elective classes. Come to this session and get a fresh new perspective on the administration of electives and enrichment.

LITERACY IN THE SCIENCE CLASSROOM ANNE TALIAFERRO

This talk will deal with the issues of integrating the literacy common core standards into the science classrooms. We will discuss what has worked in our classrooms, and will explore the importance of reading and writing in our classes.

 

TEACHING THEMATICALLY IN SOCIAL STUDIES 
PHIL LINDER & Robert Kane

The benefits of teaching Social Studies thematically (as opposed to chronologically) are well documented, and after years of teaching United States History in the traditional, chronological way, I have finally decided to make the switch. Join educators from around the city in an open conversation as we share ideas and examine the strengths and weaknesses of shifting pedagogical strategies to capture all types of diverse learners in today's city.

TECHNOLOGY USE IN THE MATH CLASSROOM THOMAS RODNEY

Technology, such as calculators, standard software programs, and the Internet, can be effectively used to enhance instruction in a number of ways. Participants will share best practices and discuss the benefits and capabilities of technology in the classroom.

International Travel
Halley Anne Curtis 

Traveling internationally expands students' world views and brings classroom learning to life, so how can you bring this opportunity to your school? At this session, you'll learn about the logistics of planning an international trip through the school system. Additionally, you'll hear about how Hudson provided financial support to make travel possible for students from a variety of backgrounds. You'll leave with the basic supports and inspiration you need to bring international travel to your students!

CONTENT, PROCESS & PRODUCT with KATE SALUTE

The conversation will be around students demonstrating their understanding in a variety of ways without compromising Common Core standards. This method engages students in the process, the content and drives them to produce quality work. Bring your best project assignments! Small content groups with hands on project starters and 10 slides in 100 seconds to present their product.

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