Parent Coffee and Keynote sPEAKERS
Graded Administration and Faculty, in conjunction with PTA, are pleased to announce an opportunity for parents to take part in Graded's groundbreaking conference, INNOVATE2017. This event is an opportunity for parents to learn and increase their knowledge of education innovation and research through a “parent-only” coffee session with the keynote speakers. Following the coffee, parents may choose to attend the keynote speaker sessions.
Participating in INNOVATE2017 provides you with an insight into the ongoing focus of Graded Professional Development provided for our faculty and staff. All parents are invited to register, but seats are limited to 100.
When: October 19-21, 2017
Where: Graded - The American School of São Paulo
What: All-Inclusive - Coffee and Keynote Sessions
>> Early bird: R$ 100.00
>> After September 30: R$ 320.00
COFFEE WITH DR. VIRGINIA ROJAS - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19 AT 8:30-9:15 AM IN THE CAFETERIA
Dr. Rojas conducts professional training on effective programs and strategies for English learners from preschool through grade 12 for ESL (EAL) and classroom teachers. She has worked with more than 300 international schools on language education policies, programs, and professional development. Dr. Rojas specializes in developing academic English as an Additional Language (EAL) and in providing access for English-proficient bilinguals through differentiated instruction and progressive scaffolding. She provides professional development sessions, job-embedded coaching, demonstration lessons, and conducts linguistic audits of ESL/ EAL programs.
Dr. Rojas will be available for coffee and conversation. She will provide parents with insights into best practices for English Language Learners and how to support your ELL student, and discuss the learning that faculty will be doing related to English and an Additional Language.
DR. MARK DAVID MILLIRON'S KEYNOTE SPEECH - THURSDAY, OCTOBER 19, 12:40-2:10 PM IN THE AUDITORIUM
Dr. Milliron is an award-winning leader, author, speaker, and consultant, who works with universities, community colleges, K-12 schools, foundations, corporations, associations, and government agencies across the country and around the world. He is Co-Founder and Chief Learning Officer of Civitas Learning, a social-purpose corporation committed to using the best of data science and design thinking to help students learn well and finish strong on education pathways. Mark also serves as Executive Director of the Next-Gen Leadership Academy, a program dedicated to grounding rising educational leaders in the issues and innovations of the day and the leadership skills necessary to help institutions thrive in dynamic times.
TOMORROW-READY EDUCATION: PREPARING STUDENTS FOR THE CHALLENGES OF TODAY AND THE PROMISE OF TOMORROW
The future is coming fast—faster than ever—and the world of education is working hard to keep up. In this presentation, we’ll dive into conversations on five vital focus areas that will help us get ready to help our students get ready for the challenges of today and the promise of tomorrow. We’ll explore (1) building out an integrated infrastructure that brings together the best of facilities, online and mobile tools, and augmented and virtual reality; (2) optimizing a learning mix that includes more fluid and increasingly digital curricular resources and strategies, including open education, accelerated learning, competency-based education, game-based learning and more; (3) doubling down on the importance of psychosocial factors, including belongingness, purpose, mindsets, tenacity, grit, and social and emotional learning (SEL); (4) making the most of analytics platforms and apps powered by data science and design thinking to help us and our students learn well and finish strong; and (5) embracing the imperative to champion “tomorrow-ready learning” grounded in rich tradition, but tuned for the fast-moving dynamics of the road ahead.
COFFEE WITH ALAN NOVEMBER - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 8:00-8:45 AM IN THE CAFETERIA
Alan November is an international leader in education technology. He began his career as an oceanography teacher and dorm counselor at an island reform school for boys in Boston Harbor. He has been director of an alternative high school, computer coordinator, technology consultant, and university lecturer. He has helped schools, governments, and industry leaders improve the quality of education through technology.
ALAN NOVEMBER KEYNOTE - FRIDAY, OCTOBER 20, 9:00-10:30 AM IN THE AUDITORIUM
THE EMERGING CULTURE OF TEACHING AND LEARNING
Access to timely information and communication tools can empower educators to focus on the individual learning needs of their students. These same tools can lead to a wealth of benefits, such as greater collegiality, stronger relationships, self-directed students, curriculum-aligned technology, authentic work, rigorous and motivating assignments, and the development of a strong learning community. Learn all about this potent new culture of empowered teaching and fearless learning.
COFFEE WITH DR. DAVID CONLEY - SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 8:00-8:45 AM
Dr. Conley is a national thought leader in several areas, including college and career readiness, student ownership of learning, systems of assessment, and new models of educational accountability. He has conducted numerous research studies on what it takes for students to be ready to succeed in college and careers, and he writes extensively on this topic. He has published multiple articles and policy briefs as well as three books in this area, including most recently, Getting Ready for College, Careers, and the Common Core: What Every Educator Needs to Know.
DAVID CONLEY'S KEYNOTE, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 9:00-10:30 AM
COMPLEXITIES AND MULTI-DIMENSIONS OF COLLEGE AND CAREER READINESS
College and career readiness are far more complex and multidimensional. Most schools only focus on content knowledge acquisition as the holy grail of schooling. But what happens when students can learn much of what they need for college and careers outside of school, on the internet and elsewhere? What is the value added of schools? And what will colleges want to know about students in an era when college faculty is emphasizing a host of thinking skills that require content knowledge but go well beyond simply repeating facts? This session draws upon more than 20 years of research on the topic of college and career readiness and weaves in what we know today with what we will need to know and do tomorrow.
CLOSING PANEL, SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21, 2:00-3:00 PM IN THE AUDITORIUM