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BIG BANG 2016 THE INTERNATIONAL CONFERENCE ON STUDENT-CENTERED LEARNING

ORLANDO, FL | JULY 26-29


5:00-6:30

BIG BANG WELCOME RECEPTION

Featuring opening emcee: Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School student, Naseem Haamid

Awarding of the first Delfeayo Marsalis music scholarship Featuring Innovations High School student Julian Doehring and The Met Peace Street student Kevin Camacho

Including a tribute to Prince, with Minneapolis’ High School of the Recording Arts We invite you to wear PURPLE!

tuesday, july 26


6:30-7:30 7:00-8:30

OPTIONAL YOGA & MEDITATION SESSION

8:30-9:30

CONFERENCE OPENING & KEYNOTE ALUMINI ACTION AWARD

10:00-12:15

ADVISORY TIME

11:15-12:15

PANEL ON STUDENT VOICE SPECIAL TO LEADERSHIP & STUDENT ADVISORIES

12:15-1:15

LUNCH ADVISORY AWARD OF EXCELLENCE

1:30-2:30

DIVES STRAND 1

3:15-4:45

DIVES STRAND 2

REGISTRATION AND BREAKFAST

In collaboration with the Nellie Mae Education Foundation, and featuring the national youth advocacy organization Student Voice, we are pleased to host this important discussion - -bringing together prominent Superintendents and students themselves - on the importance of involving student voice and student expectations when making key decisions -- whether large or small -- about the future of education. Including: Yanine Castedo, student - The Met (Providence, RI) Salim Salim, student - Deering High School (Portland, ME) Beth Schiavnio-Narvaez, Superintendent (Hartford, CT) Christopher Cerf, Superintendent (Newark, NJ) Roberto Padilla, Superintendent (Newburgh, MA) Traci Davis, Superintendent (Reno, NV)

wednesday, july 27


PERSONALIZED LEARNING BENEFITS FOR STUDENTS WITH DISABILITIES Ace Parsi, National Association of State Boards of Education

YOU, ME, OR WE: THINKING TOGETHER ABOUT DECISION-MAKING IN ADVISORY - Carol Myers, Big Picture Learning

THE LONG HAUL: LESSONS FROM 30 YEARS OF STUDENT-CENTERED SCHOOLS - Jill Davidson, The Coalition of Essential Schools

DEVELOPING YOUR REAL-WORLD LEARNING NETWORK - Brian Bordieri, The Met

EQUITY IN THE CLASSROOM FOR THE 21ST CENTURY: THE CONNECTION BETWEEN PERSONALITY AND STUDENT OUTCOMES Dennis Campbell, MUSE

RESTORATIVE JUSTICE: WHEN THINGS AREN’T GOING YOUR WAY, HOW DO YOU BUILD RELATIONSHIPS? - Nicholas Bradford, Restorative Justice Center of the Northwest

TEACHING STEM THROUGH ART AND DESIGN WITH CREATIVE IPAD TOOLS FROM THE NEW YORK HALL OF SCIENCE - Douglas Moore, New York Hall of Science

STUDENT VOICE: SHAPING STUDENT-CENTERED AND STUDENT-CREATED CLASSROOMS - Andrew Brennen, Student Voice

BYE-BYE AUTOBIOS: MOVING TOWARD AUTOETHNOGRAPHIES IN INNOVATIVE SCHOOLS - Cassie Austin, Phoenix Rising Alternative School OUR INNOVATOR’S COMPASS - Ela Ben-Ur, Olin College of Engineering CULTURE-BASED EDUCATION AND STUDENT-DRIVEN, PROJECT-BASED LEARNING: A WINNING COMBINATION FOR AMERICAN INDIAN AND ALASKA NATIVE STUDENT SUCCESS - Holly Sheehan, Highline Big Picture High School EMBEDDING THE CULTURE YOU WANT - Patrick Hughes, Big Picture Learning RETWEET THIS SESSION - Chris Jackson, Big Picture Learning LEVERAGING OUR OPPOSABLE MINDS: SOLVING PROBLEMS USING INTEGRATIVE THINKING - Ellie Avishai, Harvard Graduate School of Education BRINGING THE NOISE: SCALING INNOVATION AND REFORM INSIDE COMPREHENSIVE SECONDARY SCHOOLS - Garth Reeves, West Seattle High School TRANSFORMATIONAL NARRATIVES FOR COLLEGE ADMISSIONS & BEYOND - Jennifer Bernstein, Get Yourself into College INTERNSHIPS BEYOND EXPECTATIONS - Ann Curtis, Big Picture Learning EQUITY BY DESIGN: WHY DESIGN THINKING IS UNABLE TO ENSURE EQUITY AND HOW TO FIX IT - Christine Ortiz, Harvard University BUILDING *THE* FAMILY: DEVELOPING A STRONG ADVISORY CULTURE Michelle Portilla, The Met ENGAGING HATE - Cassie Austin, Phoenix Rising Alternative School

wednesday, july 27

MONEYBALLING STANDARDIZED TESTS: MAKING TIME FOR WHAT REALLY MATTERS - Ken Keech, Lafayette Big Picture WHAT IS THE RIGHT INTERNSHIP AND WHY THIS THE WRONG QUESTION: A GOAL-ORIENTED PROCESS FOR HELPING STUDENTS FIND THEIR OWN INTERNSHIP PATH - Robert Fung, San Diego Met TRANS-LATION: UNDERSTANDING THE LANGUAGE, CULTURE AND SOCIO-EMOTIONAL NEEDS OF THE TRANSGENDER AND GENDER-FLUID STUDENT - Vera Toro, The Met PEER OBSERVATION OF SUBSTANTIVE CONVERSATION: A YEAR LONG PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT PLAN WITH EAGLE ROCK PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT CENTER - Jeff Palladino, Fannie Lou Hamer Freedom High School GOT VOICE? IMPROVING THE QUALITY, QUANTITY & AUTHENTICITY OF STUDENT VOICE IN YOUR CLASSROOM OR SCHOOL - Amber Kim, Big Picture Learning MUSICAL MATHEMATICS: MAKING MATHEMATICS FUN FOR THE MODERN DAY LEARNER - Derick Richardson, Nashville Big Picture High School THE LANGUAGE OF CULTURE - Frankie Bonilla, Workshop School WHAT’S LOVE GOT TO DO WITH IT? CREATING CULTURE IN SMALL SCHOOLS - Taylor Harper, Innovations High School STUDENT-CENTERED DESIGN FOR GLOBAL COMPETENCY - Emma Hiza, Thrival Academies

DIVE STRANDS

WHERE I’M FROM: UNDERSTANDING ADOLESCENT MINORITY MALES Brandon Witcher - MetEast High School MUSKRATS, SCAT, OSPREY, AND AGENCY: DEEPER LEARNING GOES WILD! - Camille Mortimore, Project Foundry EVERYONE CAN BE AND NEEDS TO BE A TEACHER OF READING Susan Osborn, Lafayette Big Picture

STUDENT CENTERED LEARNING: LEVERAGING TECHNOLOGY TO ENHANCE STUDENT OWNERSHIP, LEARNING & COLLABORATION Sonn Sam, East Side High School Big Picture Academy SEED TO TABLE: CULTIVATING STUDENT PASSIONS IN THE GARDEN SETTING - Paul Hudak, MUSE THERE’S MATH IN THERE SOMEWHERE: DESIGNING STUDENT PROJECTS WITH QUANTITATIVE REASONING IN MIND - Ken Keech, Lafayette Big Picture DRAWING OUT CAREER & TECHNICAL EDUCATION IN INTERNSHIP WORK - Joe Battaglia, The Met ENTREPRENEURIAL MINDSET: ENGAGING YOUTH THROUGH ENTREPRENEURSHIP EDUCATION - Jodie Woodruff, The Met GOING BEYOND GRIT: IMPLEMENTING AND ASSESSING NON-COGNITIVE COMPETENCIES - Loren Demeroutis, Big Picture Learning


6:15-7:15

OPTIONAL YOGA & MEDITATION SESSION

7:00-8:00

BREAKFAST

8:00-8:45

THE BIG BANG PICK ME UP WITH ELLIOT WASHOR & DENNIS LITTKY

ALL DAY

DEEP DIVES & LEAVING TO LEARN SESSIONS DEEP DIVE MORNING COMPONENT LUNCH DEEP DIVES CONTINUED

3:45-5:00

ADVISORY TIME

thursday, july 28

Each day of the conference, we are pleased to offer attendees an optional yoga and meditation session, led by Yes for Schools and designed to start your day in your best frame of mind. Experience the profound impact that morning yoga and meditation can have on the state of our mind. Rejuvenate yourself and your day through the practice of breathing, yoga and meditation. Tools to effortlessly relieve stress. A practice that anyone can do but not everyone knows.


EQUITY IS NOT A BUZZ WORD IN EDUCATION: A DEEP DIVE INTO CREATING CLASSROOMS AND SCHOOLS THAT ARE A THREAT TO INEQUALITY - Amber Kim, Big Picture Learning CANNONBALL! DIVING DEEP INTO THE PROJECT DEVELOPMENT PROCESS - Brandon Witcher, MetEast High School

Let’s Go Crazy: Exploring Prince’s Subtle Impact on Education

REALLY Leaving to Learn: A Journey to Kennedy Space Center

STUDENT EXHIBITIONS! A DEEP DIVE TO CREATING A TRANSFORMATIONAL LEARNING EXPERIENCE FOR STUDENTS, STAFF AND FAMILIES - Carol Myers, Big Picture Learning WHAT WOULD/SHOULD/COULD AND DOES A BIG PICTURE MIDDLE SCHOOL LOOK LIKE? A DEEP DIVE EXPLORING EXISTING AND FUTURE ITERATIONS OF BIG PICTURE MIDDLE - Jeff Petty, Big Picture Learning DEEP DIVE: RAA! BUILDING AND MAINTAINING RELEVANT, AUTHENTIC, ACADEMIC PROJECTS - Joe Battaglia, Big Picture Learning STUDENTS OF COLOR AND AGENCY: CREATING A SPACE FOR STUDENT VOICE & CHOICE IN YOUR SCHOOL/CLASSROOM - Michelle Portilla, The Met USE OF SELF AS A CHANGE AGENT - DEEP DIVE - Patrick Hughes, Big Picture Learning LET’S GO CRAZY: EXPLORING PRINCE’S SUBTLE IMPACT ON EDUCATION - Tony Simmons, The High School of Recording Arts ESCAPE FROM BORING LEARNING: LITERALLY! APPLYING LESSONS FROM ESCAPE ROOMS TO CLASSROOMS - Louie Montoya, The Business Innovation Factory Student Experience Lab REALLY LEAVING TO LEARN: A JOURNEY TO KENNEDY SPACE CENTER Nasa (Students Only) BEHIND THE SCENES AT DISNEY’S ANIMAL KINGDOM: AN EXPLORATION OF ZOOLOGICAL CAREERS - Disney’s Animal Kingdom (Students Only)

thursday, july 28

Escape From Boring Learning, Literally! Applying Lessions from Escape Rooms to Classrooms

DEEP DIVES

Behind the Scenes at Disney’s Animal Kingdom: An Exploration of Zoological Careers


6:15-7:15

OPTIONAL YOGA & MEDITATION SESSION

7:00-8:00

BREAKFAST

8:00-9:00

ANNUAL BPL UPDATE

9:00-10:30

KEYNOTE ADDRESS: SIR KEN ROBINSON

10:45-11:30

FINAL ADVISORY

11:45-12:00

CONFERENCE FINALE

friday, july 28


Big Bang Agenda