Winter Residency: Agency, Relationships and Integration
Participants are immersed in interactive sessions that examine how to build authentic connections for students through work and experiences. Workshops and classroom visits focus on: how relationships are developed through meaningful work, the permeable boundaries between school and the community, and how skills and content are integrated across contexts. Through workshops that model equitable teaching practices, participants develop and critique project designs, exhibition and assessment plans. New and returning educators will observe classrooms and interact with HTH students, teachers, and administrators as they analyze student work to improve project design and to bring real world challenges into the classroom. Topics of interest include the development of academic internships, strategies that develop growth and academic mindsets, student agency and projects that utilize community collaboration.
Optional Pre-Conference, January 31st: Improvement for Deeper Learning
How can we tackle persistent problems of practice and bring deeper learning to more students more often? In this highly interactive deep dive, we will explore improvement science as a promising methodology for innovating, refining and scaling great ideas. Participants will experience various tools and protocols, ranging from empathy interviews to learning cycles, that they can use in their own contexts to guide systematic improvement. This workshop is designed for changemakers at all levels - teachers, school/district leaders and K-12 students.