Pre-Conference Workshop & Fireside Chat

Workshop Sessions

Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 12:00 p.m.

12:00PM - 2:00PMSession 1
Bierce 154 Math Teachers’ Circle: A K-16 Mathematics Professional Development Community of Teacher Learners
Lynne M. Pachnowski, The University of Akron
Catherine Lane, Baldwin Wallace University
Linda Saliga, The University of Akron
Tina Lattimer, Akron Public School District
Bierce 274 Fostering Improved Outcomes Assessment at the Community College Through Faculty Collaboration in Curriculum Improvements and Evaluation of Logical Thinking Skills
Karen J. Knaus & William Davenport, Lakeland Community College
2:15PM - 4:15PMSession 2
Bierce 274 A Cooperative Learning Tool to Teach the Tough Topics: Teaching Statistics Using the Jigsaw Method
Viveka E. Jenks & Jill Kawalec, Kent State University
Bierce 279 Creating Interactive Course Content with H5P
Joseph Fox & Dudley Turner, The University of Akron

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NEXT + IPS Fireside Chate

Fireside Chat at the I Promise School

Thursday, March 12, 2020 @ 5:30 p.m.

The NEXT conference invites pre-conference attendees to a Fireside Chat at the I Promise School. The I Promise School is a partnership between Akron Public Schools and the LeBron James Family Foundation.

Opened in 2018 and housing grades 3 to 5, the I Promise School's mission is to wrap around Akron's most at-risk students and families. The philosophy of the school is to embrace a We Are Family approach to educating the whole child and family and creating a new model for urban, public education. The University of Akron's LeBron James Family Foundation College of Education is involved in a number of capacities at the school, and the NEXT Fireside Chat will highlight three specific ways in which University of Akron students engage in experiential learning.


Fireside Chat Schedule

5:30PM - 6:00PM Arrival and Boxed Meal
6:00PM - 6:30PM Welcome to the School
Brandi Davis, I PROMISE School
Stephanie Myers, LeBron James Family Foundation
6:30PM - 7:00PM Tour of the I PROMISE School
Susan N. Kushner Benson, I PROMISE School & University of Akron
7:00PM - 8:00PM 20-Minute Rotating Sessions
  Session 1: Unique Model of Clinical Education
Karen Plaster, University of Akron
  Session 2: Urban Youth Mentoring
Susan N. Kushner Benson, I PROMISE School & University of Akron
  Session 3: Recycling to Upcycling Campaign and Program
Carolyn Behrman, University of Akron

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