Tuesday, June 2 2020

Educators 4SC Conference on Crisis Teaching and Education

Educators 4SC would like to invite educators, administrators, non-profit organizations, and others to our Virtual Conference on Crisis Teaching and Education during this global crisis.

We hope that this conference can both be a space in which to process and build solidarity among educators and a way to share best practices and tools for navigating the rest of the school year. 

Dates: Sunday, 3/29 | Time: 10am-5pm CT | Cost: Free, Registration Required

Location: Virtually using a custom platform that will not require any special downloads or software to participate in (built on Zoom).

FAQs:

  1. How can I register?: Sign up below!
  2. Can I join for only part of it?: Yes! You can join for as little or as much as you want!
  3. Can I move between rooms? Yes! We ask that you try to minimize the disruption, but feel free to move around if more than one room interests you.
  4. Some of these room breakdowns seem large, can we do even smaller breakouts?: Yes! Each room can be further broken down if the room decides. Our moderators will help participants do that! For example, we can break out the high school science group into Chemistry, Biology, etc.
  5. Some of these room breakdowns seem small, can we do even larger breakouts?: Depends! If sign-ups for any particular sub-division are too small to justify having a separate breakout, we’ll email participants on their preferred colleagues to join.
  6. Can we add XYZ Room/Topic?: We expect some slight modifications and are happy to entertain proposals to change anything up. Please email [email protected]
  7. Can I help lead/facilitate?: Sure, just email [email protected] with the session you wish to help facilitate.
  • 10am CT: Opening Assembly — E-Auditorium 101
  • 10:30am-11:30am: Reactions & Feelings Group Discussions
    • Early Learning – Pre-K: E-Room 102
    • Elementary: E-Room 103
    • Middle School: E-Room 104
    • High School: E-Room 105
    • College: E-Room 106
  • 11:30am-12:30pm: Digital Teaching Tips/Tricks Presentation & QA: E-Auditorium 101
  • 12:30pm-1:30pm: Lunch and Networking
    • Early Learning – Pre-K: E-Room 102
    • Elementary: E-Room 103
    • Middle School: E-Room 104
    • High School: E-Room 105
    • College: E-Room 106
  • 1:30pm-3:30pm: Subject-Specific Resource Sharing & Discussion
    • Early Learning: E-Room 102
    • Elementary
      • Math: E-Room 103
      • Science: E-Room 104
      • Social Studies: E-Room 105
      • English: E-Room 106
      • Enrichment (Art, Music, etc): E-Room 107
      • Special Education: E-Room 108
    • Middle School
      • Math: E-Room 109
      • Science: E-Room 110
      • Social Studies: E-Room 111
      • English: E-Room 112
      • Enrichment (Art, Music, etc): E-Room 113
      • Guidance Counselors: E-Room 114
      • Special Education: E-Room 115
    • High School
      • Math: E-Room 116
      • Science: E-Room 117
      • Social Studies: E-Room 118
        • Breakout Session with Thinker Analytix from 2:30-3:00 on Argument Mapping & Critical Thinking
          • This session will introduce participants to argument mapping: a powerful, research-backed method for improving students’ writing and critical thinking skills – the skills needed to support Dimensions 1 (Developing Questions), 3 (Evaluating Sources), and 4 (Communicating Conclusions) of the C3 framework.
          • In argument mapping, students learn to visually represent the structure of arguments they read and create using free and open source software. The process of mapping helps students discuss controversial issues with precision and care, uncover unstated assumptions and unsubstantiated claims, piece together evidence and reasoning precisely and carefully, and can be used to plan out essays and other pieces of persuasive writing that incorporate sources from history and social studies classes. The session will provide a demonstration of argument mapping and show participants how to access a variety of free web-based resources, including a free online course in mapping and critical thinking that can be assigned to students remotely.

      • English: E-Room 119
        • Breakout Session with Thinker Analytix from 3:00-3:30 on Argument Mapping & Critical Thinking:
          • Are you tired of grading essays that are full of logical errors, irrelevant evidence, and weak reasoning? Want to help your students support their claims with relevant textual evidence, and clearly explain how their quotes prove their points? Want to help your students discuss current issues with logical rigor?
          • In this workshop, we introduce argument mapping: a powerful, research-backed method for improving students’ writing and critical thinking skills. We will show you how to use a free, open-source software tool to help students plan and organize their writing, as well as to lead class discussions online. We will also show how you to access and use How We Argue, a free online course that your students can take at their own pace to improve their critical thinking skills.
      • Enrichment (Art, Music, etc): E-Room 120
      • Guidance Counselors: E-Room 121
      • Special Education: E-Room 122
    • College
      • Math: E-Room 123
      • Science: E-Room 124
      • Social Studies: E-Room 125
      • English: E-Room 126
      • Enrichment (Art, Music, etc): E-Room 127
      • Guidance Counselors: E-Room 128
        • 2:30-3:30 breakout session for any teachers of bilingual, multilingual, or minority language classrooms or who are interested in exploring how language issues are intersecting with the challenges of online learning
      • Special Education: E-Room 129
    • Administrators: E-Room 130
  • 3:30pm-4:30pm: Managing Student Socio-Emotional Wellbeing Group Discussions
    • Early Learning – Pre-K: E-Room 102
    • Elementary: E-Room 103
    • Middle School: E-Room 104
    • High School: E-Room 105
    • College: E-Room 106
  • 4:30pm CT: Closing Assembly — E-Auditorium 101
    • Keynote Speaker: Gigi Mei — Civic Engagement and The Coronavirus in the US and China

Aidan Kestigian is the Program Director at ThinkerAnalytix, an education non-profit partnered with the Harvard Department of Philosophy. ThinkerAnalytix works alongside teachers to teach critical thinking skills to students through argument mapping. Aidan is also a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Department of Philosophy at Wheaton College (Massachusetts), where she teaches logic and critical thinking.

Andy Babb has years of experience teaching ESL online and helping other teachers manage digital teaching.

Christina Kraemer is a Special Education Teacher at a school in Westchester, New York. 

Gigi Mei is an activist and a 2nd year MA student at Teachers College focusing on Peace and Human Rights Education.

Hanna Mosenthal is an early childhood teacher in New York City. 

Jazz Digao is a 2nd year MA student in the International Educational Development program at Teachers College, Columbia University. She also works as an Expanded Learning Opportunities Coordinator at the Roger Lehecka Double Discovery Center.

Nate Otey is a Fellow in the Harvard Philosophy Department and Lead Instructor for ThinkerAnalytix. Nate creates online learning experiences to train teachers and students in argument mapping. He also conducts workshops on controversial ethical and social issues, and previously co-founded a website that aggregates the top reasons on both sides of issues in the news.

Raphaelle Ayach is an MA student in Anthropology of Education at TC and the founder of the Safarni Intercultural Children’s Workshops in Cairo, Egypt

Non-Profit Organization | United States | Elementary, Middle School, High School | Special Education

 Principal/Administrators | Lithuania | Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies

 Teacher | United States | Elementary, Middle School | Science

 Guidance Counselors | El Salvador | High School | Enrichment, Counseling

 Guidance Counselors | El Salvador | High School | Enrichment, Counseling

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English

 Teacher | Australia | Elementary, Middle School | Science, Enrichment

 Other School Staff | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Middle School | English

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary | Math, Science, English

 Teacher | United States | Middle School | Math, Special Education

 Teacher | Lithuania | Middle School | Science

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary | Enrichment, Technology

 Teacher | Canada | Elementary, Middle School | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Principal/Administrators | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary, Middle School, High School | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Teacher | Uganda | Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English

 Teacher | Australia | Elementary, Middle School | Enrichment

 Principal/Administrators | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary | Math, English

 Teacher | United States | Middle School, College | Design Thinking

 Non-Profit Organization | United States | Elementary, Middle School, High School | Social Studies, English

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, Daycare/early learning

 School Psychologist | United States | High School | SEL

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment

 Principal/Administrators | United States | Middle School | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary, Middle School, High School | Special Education

 Principal/Administrators | United States | Elementary, Middle School, High School | English, Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Elementary, Middle School, High School | Math, English, Special Education

 Guidance Counselors | United States | Elementary | Social Emotional Learning

 Teacher | United States | High School | Science, Special Education

 Other School Staff | United States | Special education | Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Science

 Principal/Administrators | United States | High School | health/wellness; SEL

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning | Early Childhood

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning | Special Education

 Teacher | United States | High School | Social Studies

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, Drama and Dance

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning | Social Emotional

 Other School Staff | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary, Middle School, High School | Special Education

 Teacher | Romania | Elementary, Middle School | English, Special Education

 Teacher | United States | High School | CTE Engineering

 Teacher | United States | Middle School | English

 Principal/Administrators | Lithuania | Early-Learning, Elementary, Middle School, High School | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment

 Principal/Administrators | Lithuania | Early-Learning, Elementary, Middle School, High School | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment

 Teacher | Lithuania | Early-Learning, Elementary | English

 Principal/Administrators | Lithuania | Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Guidance Counselors | United States | Elementary, Middle School, High School | Enrichment

 Principal/Administrators | Lithuania | Middle School | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Special Education

 Guidance Counselors | United States | Middle School, High School | Counseling/ SEL

 Principal/Administrators | Lithuania | Early-Learning | Special Education

 Non-Profit Organization | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary, Middle School, High School, College | Social Studies, English, Enrichment

 Teacher | United States | Middle School | Math, Social Studies

 Teacher | United States | Middle School, High School | Social Studies, English, Enrichment

 Teacher | United States | College | Music

 Guidance Counselors | United States | Elementary, Middle School, High School | English, Counseling

 Other School Staff | United States | High School | Marketing

 Non-Profit Organization | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary, Middle School, High School | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Teacher | United States | High School | Science

 Teacher | United States | High School | Science

 Non-Profit Organization | United States | Elementary, Middle School | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment

 Teacher | United States | Middle School | Social Studies, English

 Guidance Counselors | United States | Elementary | School Counseling

 Teacher | United States | High School | Science, Special Education

 Teacher | South Korea | Elementary | Science, Social Studies, English

 Teacher | United States | High School | Spanish

 Teacher | United States | Middle School | Science, Bilingual

 Teacher | Taiwan | High School | Social Studies

 Teacher | United States | High School | English, Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, English, Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Special Education, Computer Science

 Other School Staff | United States | Middle School | English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Teacher | United States | High School | Science

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English

 Teacher | United States | High School | English

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment

 Teacher | United States | Elementary, Middle School, High School, College | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Teacher | Canada | High School, College | English, Drama, Law, international

 Principal/Administrators | Belgium | Early-Learning, Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Special Education

 Other School Staff | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary, Middle School | Special Education, OT

 Teacher | South Africa | High School | Science

 Non-Profit Organization | United States | Elementary, Middle School | Enrichment

 Teacher | United States | Middle School | English

 Teacher | United States | Teachers | American Indian topics

 Teacher | United States | Middle School, High School | Social Studies

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary | English

 Digital learning coach | United States | Middle School | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Teacher | United States | High School | Social Studies

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning | Math, Science, English, Enrichment

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English

 Teacher | South Africa | Early-Learning | Math, Science, English

 Teacher | Vietnam | Middle School, High School | Social Studies

 Principal/Administrators | India | Middle School, High School | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, Special Education

 District ESE Specialist | United States | Elementary | Special Education

 Librarian/Media Specialist | United States | Elementary | Enrichment, Special Education, librarian

 Principal/Administrators | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment

 Principal/Administrators | Mexico | Early-Learning, Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Teacher | United States | High School | Art and art history

 Teacher | United States | High School | Physical education

 Librarian/Media Specialist | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary, Middle School | Enrichment

 Principal/Administrators | Thailand | Early-Learning, Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, STEM

 Teacher | United States | High School | Social Studies

 Teacher | Vietnam | Elementary | English

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Social Studies, English

 Principal/Administrators | United States | Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Instructional Tech Facilitator | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary, Middle School, High School | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Elementary, Middle School, High School | Social Studies

 Other School Staff | United States | Early-Learning | Special Education

 Teacher | United States | High School | Science

 Teacher | United States | High School | Science

 Teacher | United States | College | Psychology/Mental Health

 Teacher | United States | High School | Social Studies

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, Enrichment, Special Education

 Non-Profit Organization | United States | Middle School, High School | Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, English, Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | public school at home

 Principal/Administrators | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary, Middle School, High School | Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English

 Other School Staff | United States | Middle School | Social Studies

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary | Math, Science, English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Non-Profit Organization | Canada | Elementary, Middle School, High School, College | Social Justice

 Teacher | United States | High School | Science

 Teacher | United States | Middle School | Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English

 Other School Staff | United States | High School | Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Middle School | English

 Teacher | United States | Middle School | Social Studies

 Teacher | Uganda | Elementary, Middle School | Math, Science, English, Enrichment

 Other School Staff | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary | Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Middle School, High School, 18+/Adult Transition Services | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Special Education, Careers, Social Skills

 Teacher | India | Early-Learning | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment

 Librarian/Media Specialist | United States | Middle School | Library

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Other School Staff | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English

 Teacher | Kazakhstan | Middle School | Science

 Teacher | United Kingdom | Middle School | English, Enrichment

 Teacher | India | High School | Math

 Teacher | Netherlands | Early-Learning | Math, English, Enrichment

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, English

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Special Education

 Non-Profit Organization | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary, Middle School, High School, College | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English

 Teacher | United States | Middle School | Special Education

 Teacher | United States | High School | French

 Teacher | United States | College | Human Services

 Math coach | United States | Elementary | Math, English

 Speech-Language Pathologist | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary, Middle School, High School, College | Special Education, Speech-Language Therapy

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning | Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Elementary, High School | Math, Science, Social Studies, English

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning | Math, Enrichment, Special Education

 PhD student | United States | High School, College | Social Studies, Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning | Math, Science, English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Middle School, High School | Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary, Middle School, High School | Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Science

 Other School Staff | United States | Elementary, Middle School, High School | Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Social Studies, English, Enrichment

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary, Middle School | Phys Ed

 Teacher | United States | K-12 | Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning | Math, Science, Social Studies, English

 Teacher | United States | Elementary, Middle School | Social Studies, Enrichment

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment

 Teacher | India | Middle School, High School | Social Studies, Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning | Enrichment

 Principal/Administrators | United States | Elementary, High School | English

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning | Math, English, Enrichment

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning | Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Middle School, High School | Math

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning | Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Middle School | Science

 Guidance Counselors | United States | Elementary, Middle School, High School | Special Education, Social worker topics

 Guidance Counselors | United States | Elementary | School Counseling

 Teacher | United States | Elementary, Middle School, High School | Special Education, Social work

 Teacher | Canada | Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English

 Guidance Counselors | United States | High School | School counseling and mental

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning | All

 Teacher | United States | Middle School, High School | Social Studies, English, Special Education, Religion

 Teacher | Brazil | Early-Learning | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment

 Teacher | United States | High School | English

 Instructional technology coach | United States | High School | Instructional coach

 Teacher | Brazil | Early-Learning | Math, English

 Teacher | United States | Middle School | Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Middle School | Math, Special Education

 Teacher | India | Early-Learning | Math

 Ecd | India | Early-Learning | English

 Teacher | India | Early-Learning | English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Teacher | India | Early-Learning | English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Other School Staff | United States | Middle School | Special Education

 Principal/Administrators | United States | Early-Learning | Special Education

 Principal/Administrators | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary, Middle School, High School, Adult professional learning | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Teacher | United States | High School | English

 Teacher | United States | Middle School | Science, Social Studies, English

 Teacher | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Teacher | Canada | High School | Math

 Principal/Administrators | Italy | Elementary | ICT

 Principal/Administrators | United States | Middle School, High School | Math, Social Studies, English

 Other School Staff | United Arab Emirates | All school | Tech

 Principal/Administrators | Hungary | Elementary, Middle School, High School | Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Elementary, Middle School | Math, Science, Social Studies, English

 Teacher | United Kingdom | Early-Learning, Elementary, Middle School, High School | English

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, Social Studies, English, Enrichment

 Teacher | United States | High School | Social Studies, English

 Teacher | United States | High School | Math, English, ESOL

 Non-Profit Organization | United States | College | Employee Development

 Teacher | United States | Elementary, Middle School | Math, Science, Social Studies, English

 Principal/Administrators | United States | High School | Special Education

 Teacher | United States | College | Communication

 Teacher | United States | Middle School, High School | English, Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Elementary, Middle School, High School | Enrichment

 Teacher | United States | Elementary, Adult | English, Music

 Teacher | United States | Middle School | Science

 Teacher | Spain | Middle School | Science

 Teacher | Canada | Elementary | Math, Social Studies

 Teacher | United States | Middle School | Social Studies

 Teacher | United States | High School | Science

 Teacher | United States | High School | Social Studies

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, English, Special Education

 Teacher | Canada | Middle School, High School, Adult Education | Math, Social Studies, English, Special Education, Computer Science

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English

 Other School Staff | United States | Elementary, Middle School | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Middle School | Social Studies

 Teacher | Canada | High School | English

 Teacher | United Kingdom | Middle School, High School | Social Studies

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, English, Special Education

 Principal/Administrators | United States | Elementary, Middle School, High School | Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English

 Teacher | South Korea | Elementary | English, Enrichment

 Teacher | United States | High School | Social Studies

 Other School Staff | United States | Elementary | Social Studies, English

 Teacher | United States | High School | English

 Teacher | South Africa | Early-Learning | Math, English, Special Education

 Principal/Administrators | Philippines | College | Early childhood

 Curriculum coordinator | Lithuania | Early-Learning, Elementary, Middle School | Math, Science, Social Studies

 Teacher | India | Middle School, High School | English

 Teacher | Belgium | Early-Learning, Elementary, Middle School, High School, College | English

 Teacher | United States | High School | Social Studies, English

 Teacher | Canada | Middle School | Math, English, Special Education

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, Science

 Guidance Counselors | United States | Elementary, Middle School | Counseling

 Guidance Counselors | United States | Middle School | Counseling

 Teacher | Colombia | College | Mechanical engendering

 Teacher | United Arab Emirates | High School | Math

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Science, STEAM

 Non-Profit Organization | United States | Elementary, Middle School, High School | 4-H

 Teacher | United States | Elementary, Middle School | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Special Education

 Librarian/Media Specialist | United States | Early-Learning, Elementary, Middle School, High School | Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment, Library/Tech

 Teacher | Russia | Early-Learning | Math, Science, English

 Guidance Counselors | United States | Elementary, Middle School, High School | Counseling

 Teacher | United States | Elementary | Math, Science, Social Studies, English, Enrichment

 Teacher | Thailand | Middle School | English

 

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