Languages Department
Learning Differences Conference 2013


Resources and Materials

A variety of resources and materials used / cited during the conference will be posted here, as provided by the presenters.

  • Dr. Michael S. Castleberry
  • Dr. Alexandra M. Da Fonte, Dr. Kimberly J. Paulsen
  • Susie March Consulting
  • Irina Bucur-Marcu
  • The Great Learning Model (presentation) - pdf, powerpoint
  • Danny the Dragon goes to school...
  • David Nelson

Photo Gallery from the Conference


Enjoy a sample in the slideshow below or the photo gallery from all four days of the conference...


Broadcasts - Innovation Summit Talks - May 9, 2015

Innovation Summit Talks - an integral part of the conference - are a series of 20-minute TED-style talks celebrating, promoting, championing, and predicting meaningful innovations in our schools and lives;   Enjoy the presentations!

Part 1 : 9:00 - 11:00

  • Introductions / Greetings
  • Dr. Michael Hass : "What if assessments told narratives of students' strengths?"
  • Scott Palmer : "What if a kid couldn't fail your class?"
  • Ginger L. Carlson & Dr. Raphael Raphael : "What if play were at the heart of learning?"
  • Nicholas Martino : "What if we taught and learned the sociological and anthropological reasons for war?"

Part 2 : 14:00 - 15:30

  • Kimberly L. Mitchell : "What if all classrooms were like the most engaged classrooms in the world?"
  • Ileana Jiménez : "What if we taught feminism in schools to create safe and inclusive learning spaces?"
  • Sophia Thanopoulou : "What if we gave "if" the power to transform?  (insights from a theater class)"