SPOTLIGHT SESSION: Real Students, Real Voices, Real Expectations
8:00 AM - 9:00 AM: Breakout
Room: Atrium Ballroom (Hilton Portland Downtown)
Format: Spotlight Session
Track: Spotlight Session
Primary Essential Skill: Instructional Focus & Professional Development
Secondary Essential Skill: Ethics & Policies
Primary Audience: School System Administrators
Brief Session Description: A moderated panel of mixed-age students and their campus leaders from multiple school districts will share their personal experiences about how their education has been impacted by access (or lack of access) to meaningful, effective uses of technology. Students will provide insights into how their educational journey has changed since they started kindergarten and what they hope to see happen in their schools in the future. Participants will gain an authentic perspective on how districts can leverage intentional strategic planning and purposeful professional development to improve equity, critical thinking, and student engagement in technology-rich learning environments. Q&A will allow participants to better understand how to lead "productive disruption" by listening to the voice of the learner and planning with students in mind. Session hashtag: #COSN19StudentVoices
Skill Level: Beginner - Intermediate