AASSA Educators’ Conference 2018
Hosted by the American School of Quito Quito, Ecuador
Pre-Conference: March 20-21, 2018
Main Conference: March 22-24, 2018
Call for Presentation Proposals
We are now accepting Practitioner Presentation Proposals due October 16th for:
Ted Talk Workshops
Exhibitors’ Workshops by Associate Members
For information and to submit your proposal online, please visit http://www.aassa.com/page.cfm?p=891
The Power of Yet, a phrase coined by Carol Dweck, is simply about teachers and students having a “growth mindset”: celebrating that we are all on a learning journey and believing that we all have the ability to improve. This hopeful mindset sees success as a future result of engaging with and learning from one’s mistakes.
This is in stark contrast to the “ fixed mindset” which has typically defined the educational process—a mindset based in “the tyranny of now” which defines a student’s result at a given point in time as either a success or a failure. This approach has encouraged students to run away from their errors, seek constant validation and rewards for their efforts, or brand themselves a failure and give up.
Carol Dweck’s research has shown that the concept of “not yet” has resulted in students embracing challenges, learning from their errors, and persisting in the face of setbacks. They come to see effort as a pathway to mastery—an idea reinforced by Malcolm Gladwell’s research that expertise develops only after about 10,000 hours of practice. The ultimate result of teaching from the vantage point of “the power of yet” is that students develop the confidence and resiliency so as to persevere and progress.
Two-day Pre-Conference Institutes: Tuesday & Wednesday, March 20 & 21, 2018
AAIE Innovation Leadership Certificate Session
Athletic Administrator Institute
One-day Pre-Conference Institutes: Wednesday, March 21, 2018
Supporting and Measuring Growth for Students with Learning Disabilities
Promoting Social Justice and Equity through Bilingualism (WIDA)
Google Apps for Education Workshop and Certifcation
Focusing on Growth: NWEA Data Coaching
Main Conference: March 22-24, 2018
The main conference will feature a wide variety of sessions, most of which will be collaborative by design:
Teacher Workshops, Ted Talk workshops, job-alike cohort, and Edcamp sessions.
There will be keynotes by Lee Crockett, Sara Wilkie, Suzie Boss and Monica Martinez.
In addition, our featured presenters will offer the following workshops:
Mindfulness and Heart Communication Future-Focused Learning: 10 Essential Shi s of Practice
Designing Projects for Inquiry and Innovation Stakeholder Engagement for School Change Students as Change Agents for the Planet
Lee Ann Jung
Assessment, Grading & Feedback: A Powerful GPA to Support All Learners Toward Meaningful Learning Support & Inclusion in International Education
Learning to Learn: The “Why Bother? Of Documentation and Reflection
#Q2Learn: Students Driving their Thinking and Learning through Questioning: The Essence of an Innovative Learning Environment
Leadership Tools for Teacher Leaders
Curriculum Design for Teacher Leaders
Assessment Alignment for Teacher Leaders
Supporting Continuous Growth for Teacher Leaders
Mariana Castro (WIDA)
Accessibility through an Assets-Based Philosophy
Formative Language Assessment
Translanguaging: Leveraging the Language Practices of Multilingual Students
Monica Martinez (EdTechTeam)
Google Apps Tips and Tricks Everyone is an Artist with ese Tools Going Mobile with Google
Ken Shelton (EdTechTeam)
Multimedia Design and Storytelling Visual Literacy and Visual Storytelling
Please visit the Educators’ Conference page on our website
Registration and hotel reservations will close on February 4th, 2018
We hope to see you in Quito!