Every year, there are dozens of educational conferences and expos in the US that bring educators together to discuss best practices, test new tools, and make connections with fellow educators. One look at a calendar of all of the year’s upcoming conferences might just seem like a jumble of strange acronyms. With so many different conferences to choose from, it can be hard to decide which conferences you should attend.
Lake City Academy teaches students to fly racing drones!
The Sky is the Limit when teaching a class on racing drones.
It is vital that the teacher and student become co-creators of knowledge instead of content consumers. It’s a simple concept covered in some form multiple times during teacher training, but its power is underappreciated and underemphasized. In the rush to cover the curriculum teachers often forget their job is to co-create knowledge with their students. Creatively re-imagining what has become “common knowledge” for the teacher, but is novel for their students. That re-creation should spark some new facet of understanding for the teacher as well. That was the beautiful part of teaching that captivated my wondering mind, no day, no subject, no problem, no moment would be exactly the same twice.
The students at Roseburg Junior Academy have been thrilled beyond belief to participate in testing two different VR sets. It has really changed this entire school year and each individual student.
Students at Fresno Adventist Academy have been so excited to begin using the STEM lab. They are seeing the application of what they have been learning in their classes.
Exciting things are happening with the Robotics League at Hinsdale Adventist Academy. Several years ago, Hinsdale Adventist Academy was able to establish the school’s first Lego Robotics team, but last year, the team experienced a surge of exciting progress.