We are pleased to welcome you to the 10th Annual Conference on Learning Differences and Innovation Summit, to be held on the campus of the American Community Schools of Athens, May 6 - 9, 2015. The theme of the conference is WHAT IF? Teaching and Learning At the Edge of Possibility.
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday will be given over entirely to one 3-day and three 2-day intensive institutes, each focused on one of the conference strands. Participants may enroll in one of the institutes for an intensive, in-depth learning experience.
Participants may enroll in both the Institute and Saturday program, or in only the institute program, or only the Saturday program.
The program is as follows:
Wednesday, Thursday and Friday, May 6 - 8, 2015
Critical Friends Group® New Coaches Training: What if educators across disciplines and grade levels, collaborated to share their work, problem solve and create? RE-imagining professional development as collaborative research, response and reflection. Critical Friends Group Work® (CFGs): New Coaches Training.
Download flyer and detailed description for this institute.
In cooperation with the National School Reform Faculty (NSRF), Bloomington, IN
Thursday and Friday, May 7 - 8, 2015
What if counseling were a collaborative practice? RE-imagining partnerships among counselors, classroom teachers and special educators.
Sponsored by ECIS Counseling Committee
What if? RE-imagining our approaches to and uses of diagnostic testing
What if LD instruction were data driven? RE- imagining teaching and learning as data-driven individualized instruction
Saturday, May 9, 2015
Innovation Summit and Best-Practice Workshops
Innovation Summit — A series of 15-minute TED-style talks spurred by the question, “What if?” — celebrating, promoting, championing, predicting meaningful innovations in our schools and lives; to be followed by breakout “fishbowl” discussions with the speakers focused on the question, “What does this mean for our teaching practice?”
Best Practices Workshops — RE-imagining teaching and learning: Outstanding educators share innovative practices that promote meaningful learning for all students in over twenty interactive, hands-on/minds-on, 70minute workshops
We wish you a productive and enjoyable time of learning and discovery.
Chris Perakis Evloyia (Director, Learning Enhancement Programs)
Steve Medeiros (Dean, Institute for Innovation and Creativity)
Peggy Pelonis (Dean, Student Affairs)
The Institute for Innovation and Creativity is an initiative of ACS Athens
Thank you to our sponsors and donors for their support