Before it’s too late I want to say how much I got from this year’s FutureNow! Conference. In addition to a great kickoff by Jaime Caasp, from Google, each session I attended offered a perfect mix of theory and praxis. The enthusiasm from the presenters about their work was evident. Each was able to weave their research into classroom practice and provided an incredible wealth of resources for us to access and explore.
In particular, I was so inspired by Jennifer Pieratt’s work on deeper learning and her craft.ed model. Wow! In just a space of an hour, we explored several theories, classroom examples and each other’s ideas in a way that impacted my thinking around my own program at my university. Even though the worked examples were for K-12 there are definitely implications at the higher ed level.
So thanks again for this opportunity to be there and absorb as much as I could in a few short hours! Can’t wait ‘til next year!
MICHELLE WARN, Ph.D. / PROGRAM CHAIR
Ashford University / College of Education
Global Education Evangelist, Google
Jaime Casap is the Global Education Evangelist at Google. Jaime evangelizes the power and potential of technology and the web as enabling and supporting tools in pursuit of promoting inquiry-driven project-based learning models. Working with the Google for Education Team, Jaime collaborates with school systems, educational organizations, and leaders focused on building innovation and iteration into our education policies and practices. He speaks on education, technology, innovation, and generation z, at events around the world.
In addition to his role at Google, Jaime serves on a number of boards, including Inquiry Schools Dot Org, Seed Spot NEXT, and Mi Familia Vota. He is part of the Phoenix Union School District Team, who created the Phoenix Coding Academy, an inquiry-based high school designed with computer science as the core language students use in pursuit of the problems they want to solve. Jaime is also an adjunct professor at Arizona State University, where he teaches classes on policy, innovation, and leadership.
You can read Jaime’s blog at http://eduevangelist.blogspot.com/ and can follow and reach him on Twitter at @jcasap
3rd Annual FutureNOW! Conference @Design39Campus
Saturday, 4/29 8:00am-3:00pm
Pre-Conference Workshops – Waiting List Available
The FutureNOW! Conference brings together educators and school partners who are reimagining learning experiences in their classrooms, schools, and districts. The goal of the conference is to experience these innovations first-hand with active practitioners. Participants engage in a variety of professional learning and collaborative networking opportunities and we encourage every participant to share, connect, and collaborate with attendees and presenters.
The Third Annual FutureNOW! Conference has expanded this year into a multi-day experience. The Conference is on Saturday, April 29th, 2017. Pre-Conference Workshop learning opportunities are offered Thursday, April 27th – Friday, April 28th.
FutureNOW! Conference 2016 is officially in the books. What an incredible day of learning, sharing and connecting with amazing educators! Thank you all for attending the FutureNOW! Conference. Here is the Storify from today’s amazing event: Storify. Let’s keep the conversation going on #edchatSD and we hope to see you next year!