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Tuesday, March 10

1:00pm CDT

Takeover: The Offbeat Republic Education Ministry
This 45 minute long workshop will offer what educationists dream about: simulating the complete overhaul of the education system. We will situate ourselves in the year 2154 in an imaginary island, the Offbeat Republic, in which the education system has been dismantled by recent climate crises. Participants of the workshop (aka new Education Ministry) have been assigned to rethink and rebuild the education system with now abundant human and financial resources at hand. They will be split into several cabinets with specific roles and responsibilities to take this forward.


Pauline Laravoire

Techno India Group

Meghdut Roy Chowdhury

Techno India Group

Tuesday March 10, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Big Room

1:00pm CDT

The Importance of Teacher Development
Learn from curated international reseatch on the formula for effective professional development for educators.
This presentation will offer some practical tools for implementation. 


Anna Vaughan

Head of Professional Learning, UK School District
A former educator, I have worked in several educational companies as the voice of the teacher, working on curriculum, digital media, professional learning and community. My time with Discovery Education brought me from London to the U.S. and to Egypt on a nationwide teacher professional... Read More →

Tuesday March 10, 2020 1:00pm - 1:45pm CDT
Small Room
Wednesday, March 11

10:30am CDT

Strange Tales of History: What Mainstream Historians WON’T Tell You
‘Strange Tales of History: What Mainstream Historians WON’T Tell You’ is the clickbait title. This talk is a relaxing narrative, telling the story of a remarkable man who managed to serve in three different armies during WW2. I then transition into the take of my own research into this story and what I found out. The purpose of all this is to consider how stories can be used to help us learn subjects many of us would otherwise not be interested in, why some of these stories are more attractive to us than others, and how the telling of historical tales is often more of a reflection of our modern anxieties than it is a desire to recall the past. I plan to finish with 10-15mins to spare and open the floor for comments and discussion.

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Ryan King

Creative Director l, thisisryanking.com
History, writing, theater; playwriting

Wednesday March 11, 2020 10:30am - 11:15am CDT
Big Room

11:30am CDT

Student Lesson Design Teams: Co-planning with students
Take student voice to the next level by creating Student Lesson Design Teams! Join us as we share how students start with the standards and move through the lesson design utilizing the TPAK model and Google Docs. I will share the steps taken and the data collected on how lesson design teams increased student engagement and achievement!

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Suzanne Barker

Educator Preparation Professor and Private Educational Consultant, CoGen Consulting and Dallas Baptist University
I am excited to have a role that allows me to prepare educators for one of the most worthwhile careers. I'm a Google Certified Trainer and am passionate about capturing student voice to improve instruction.

Wednesday March 11, 2020 11:30am - 12:15pm CDT
Big Room

12:30pm CDT

Engage and Interact to Empower All Students to Succeed
According to the National Center for Education Statistics, the 6-year graduation rate was only 60% for the first-time students enrolled in a four-year colleges, and the retention rate of students enrolled in 2-year colleges is about 62%. The major academic reasons for almost 40% students not graduating even after 6 years in college are lack of preparation for college level courses, not attending classes on a regular basis, not coming prepared to classes, not being engaged in classes, not receiving timely feedback, and not getting help on time.

There are several ways to help students come prepared to class, increase their class attendance, engage them with relevant activities, provide timely feedback, identify students at risk of dropping out early and help them in a timely manner to succeed. Not every instructional method needs technology to implement but there are certain instructional approaches that are more effectively done with classroom response systems.

This presentation will cover the cover evidence-based teaching techniques that were proven effective in helping students come prepared to each class, be engaged in the classroom, feel comfortable in asking questions and getting the needed help. The user-friendly classroom response system, Squarecap will be used to interact with the participants and show how it has improved attendance, participation and performance. The success stories will be shared to help every student succeed.

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Dr. K. Sata Sathasivan

Associate Professor of Instruction, The University of Texas at Austin
Use of technology in higher education. Engagement and interaction with the students. Cell and molecular biology research and teaching.

Wednesday March 11, 2020 12:30pm - 1:15pm CDT
Small Room