Action Labs (Separate fee of $169 includes transportation and lunch)
Implementing an Enrichment Model--Lew Wallace Elementary School
Learn how to replicate a flexible, student-first approach that fosters collaboration and expression of thought. Albuquerque Public Schools encourages the use of the Schoolwide Enrichment Model, and a Lew Wallace gifted education teacher, working with the principal and colleagues, created a unique model built within that framework. All students in the school are touched by the program. The small group model encourages student-to-student interaction, and children with leadership potential have an opportunity to help others articulate their thinking and work together effectively. The groupings include children who show strong creativity traits, increasing the diversity of ideas and energy level for taking academic risks, critical to new learning. Students who qualify for gifted education services are developing a more accurate self-concept and seeing themselves as part of a larger and more diverse community of peers.
Innovative Learning in the Classroom--North Star Elementary School
Participate in activities representing a sampling of the lessons taught by Open Source Kids (OSK), which teaches elementary-age children computer programming with a hands-on innovative tools and learning strategies. Observe actual lessons that give students a basic understanding of computer science and electronics principles, and a working knowledge of a real-world programming language. The OSK strategy utilizes a number of commercially available apps and equipment, as well as a custom Python block-programing interface based on Google Blockly. Learn how this program was developed and financed using local school grants. You are sure to come away with ideas and lessons to bring back to your classroom.
Onsite Session (Separate Fee of $169 includes a micro-credential badge when completed later on your own)
Move from Hours to Outcomes with NAGC Micro-Credentials
Take the first steps to achieving a micro-credential in one of four areas: SEE ME (identification), UNDERSTAND ME (social emotional), CHALLENGE ME (acceleration), and TEACH ME (teaching practices). In this session you will receive an overview of this outcome-based professional learning opportunity and begin the work needed to receive your selected micro-credential. After completing the process on your own, you will receive a portable badge certifying demonstrated mastery.