EETT_Logo.gifNovember 13, 2008



When we design curriculum that is build around inquiry-driven, project-based learning, where students and teachers work together to create new meaning and deep understandings, then we can use 21st Century tools to allow students to create meaningful, creative and authentic work, using the best available research, while collaborating with and presenting to people from all over the world.
Chris Lehmann

The Schools We Need

EETT- Leadership Theme Topics

Guiding Student Learning in the 21st Century

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. School leaders in this session will explore new and innovative ways to approach learning to help all students become adaptive experts and apply the skills they learn to real world situations.

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

Evidence on isolated exemplary practices in education suggests that new models of teaching and learning have the power to improve educational outcomes dramatically. What we now know about learning can guide educational leaders in creating learning environments that extend the positives of traditional instruction as well as offering new possibilities.

Participants will explore ways to:
  • bring in exciting curricula based on real-world problems into the classroom;
  • use scaffolding and other tools to enhance learning;
  • building local and global communities that include teachers, administrators, students, parents, practicing scientists, and other interested people;
  • and embed 21st Century skills into standards-based core content instruction