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Thursday, March 2 • 10:00am - 12:30pm
“Students, take the wheel!”- What Happens When Students Drive Their Learning

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We've heard it before- that we should give up trying to be the “sage on the stage,” but handing over the reins to have our students guide their learning sounds a little scary. Join three middle school specials teachers as we share our experiences in creating classroom environments that are student-centered, fueled by personalized learning projects, that foster student creation and innovation. Learn strategies that we have found successful to apply in your own classroom, view student work and reflections and even hear about these experiences from our very own students. Soon, you'll see that though it might still be a little scary, you'll enjoy having your students take the wheel.

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Kaitlin Fajks

Communication Media Arts Teacher, Arlington Heights School District 25
I'm a former K-5 technology coach, and currently the Communication Media Arts teacher at Thomas Middle School, Grades 6-8, in Arlington Heights, IL. I’m a Google Certified Educator and love all things edtech. I think I have the coolest job in the world since I get to work with so many talented students as they learn how to express themselves through video, web design, animation and sound in a digital environment! I'm constantly amazed at... Read More →

Thursday March 2, 2017 10:00am - 12:30pm
ACT Salon C

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