Innovation Lounge

  • Innovation Lounge

    Five areas will provide unique opportunities for participants to learn and collaborate with experts and other conference goers with similar problems of practice. A detailed schedule for each area will be posted prior to the conference. 

    Innov8 Bar

    Experts will be available to talk to individuals or groups of teachers about issues related to breaking barriers to reach each and every learner.

    You are now able to sign up in advance to speak to an expert at a designated time. Groups should just name one person from the group to reserve the time block when signing up.

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    Research Innovations

    Featuring “Lessons from Research” presentations, researcher/practitioner teams will share findings from equity-focused research projects, experiences, and innovations. Session will highlight implications for changing mathematics instructional practices to reach each and every learner.

    TNT: Teachers Networking Together

    TNT offers several different opportunities for participants:

    • Innovation Fair – Browse innovative practices and programs from around the country to learn about and connect with colleagues who are successfully engaging with and providing access to students and communities.
    • Twitter 101 - Sign up for Twitter and learn how to tweet.
    • Blog 101 - Find out what it means to Blog and how to get started.
    • Math Circles - Teachers get a chance to work on rich mathematics problems together, allowing them to enrich their own mathematical knowledge.

    The Hangout

    The Hangout offers two different opportunities for participants:

    • Author Talks – Attend Meet and Greet sessions with your favorite authors.
    • Hangout – This area provides an unscheduled space for discussion and meet-ups with team members and/or other conference attendees.

    Wellness Workshops

    Take time to focus on your well-being. As classroom teachers, you have to constantly respond to change, manage a work/life balance, and stay grounded. These sessions will help you manage life’s challenges as a classroom teacher.