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Monday, March 12 • 8:30am - 11:00am
Infusing the Classroom with Joy and Play to Deepen Student Learning

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How can secondary schools foster a sense of wonder and playfulness in their students? Educators don’t have to choose between joy and rigor. Grappling, exploring, and playing with complex ideas and problems is the foundation of a joyful learning experience and leads to improved student outcomes.

In this session, presenters will share research highlighting the connection between student engagement and deep learning. Participants will take part in learning activities to experience the power of fun in the classroom, and they will examine lesson plans, units, and practices to better understand how to effectively infuse joy and play to deepen student learning and engagement. Participants will leave with resources that will help them infuse joy and higher order thinking into their experiences with students.

1. Strategies and Resources to Infuse Joy and Plan to Deepen Student Learning
2. Highlighted Strategies
3. Research and Writing to Support Aspects of Joy in Learning
4. Design Squad Event Guide
5. Design Squad Challenge Standards

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Courtney Jacobs

Senior Associate, Great Schools Partnership
Talk to me about school redesign, student centered learning and external learning opportunities.
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Andi Weisman Summers

Senior Associate, Great Schools Partnership

Monday March 12, 2018 8:30am - 11:00am EDT
554 - Convention Center