A Toast to Teaching: Black and Brown Teaching Trust

A Toast to Teaching: Black and Brown Teaching Trust

Sophie's Artist Lounge and Cocktail Club (map)

We are kicking off Black History Month by raising a glass to Black and Brown educators!

This event will provide a space for Black and Brown educators to connect with each other, network with school leaders and recruiters, and hear from local education entrepreneurs.  

We are partnering with @darionrobinson and The Black and Brown Teaching Trust to host this cool event, Join us!

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EdCampSTL 2019

EdCampSTL 2019

Mehlville High School (map)

Our Goals for #EdcampSTL:

1. Bring learners together in a choice-based, relevant, and enjoyable day of conversation, collaboration, and learning. This is an ‘UNconference’ that is led by the learner, not the system.

2. Learn out loud on Twitter, blogs, Flickr, Instagram with hashtags #EdcampSTL. Our learning can benefit others. Why keep it to ourselves? People around the world will follow the #EdcampSTL hashtag. (If you don’t know how to tweet yet, there will be sessions so you can learn it and join the fun and sharing!)

3. Untrapping the wisdom.  Great things are happening in classrooms all over the region.  We often tell our friends or colleagues or maybe even post it on facebook, but we never share it to strangers.  EdcampSTL will be home to the best and the brightest across the region, so share, SHARE BIG.  Share that little thing that makes your life easier and the BIG project that makes your room unique.  You know that website “Teachers pay Teachers?” Well, we’re going to be the opposite of that, we share FOR FREE because it’s not about us, it’s about our students and our community.

UNCONFERENCE

For those of you that haven't attended an edcampSTL event, please note that it is run in an unconference format. This means that the participants decides the topics of conversation and the direction of the learning. It is truly a conference by you and for you. It includes free breakfast and lunch as well as a ton of great prizes to finish the day.

Missouri Summit Featuring Apple Education

Missouri Summit Featuring Apple Education

Ladue Horton Watkins High School (map)

You can still register below for our new date!

You can still register below for our new date!

With deep roots in education, Apple has become a symbol of innovation and elegance in design. From iPhones, iPads, MacBooks to creativity and wonder, the device as well as the culture paves the way for possibility and innovation. Join educators from around our region to play, learn, create and explore possibilities in the world around Apple.

Conference Agenda:

8:30am - 9:00 Registration

9:00 - 9:10 Welcome

9:10 - 10:10 Keynote

10:10 - 10:30 Break

10:30 - 11:20 Session 1

11:20 - 12:20 Lunch Break

12:20 - 1:10 Session 2

1:20 - 2:10 Session 3

2:20 - 3:00 Wrap

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ChromeCamp IL

ChromeCamp IL

Alton High School (map)

What is ChromeCamp?

Chromecamp is a gathering of educators with the focus exploring how Google’s ecosystem can be beneficial in the classroom. Sessions are run by fellow teachers who volunteer to assist other educators learn about Google extensions; representatives from Google are not present, it is an educator-run and attended event.

Event Schedule:

8:30 - 9:00 Cafeteria - Breakfast,

Sign up on session boards

9:05 - 9:45 CLASSROOMS Session 1

9:50 - 10:35 CLASSROOMS Session 2

10:40 - 11:25 CLASSROOMS Session 3

11:30-11:50 Google SLAM

11:50 - 12:00 Large Group Share out and closing

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The Science of Happiness

The Science of Happiness

Bellville School District 201 (map)

Back by popular demand!

After a successful nearly sold out session we’re partnering with Dr. Bono and Bellville School District 201 to repeat the same workshop again! Dinner, Book and learning included!

Positive Psychology: The Science of Happiness

What makes people happy and how can we increase happiness in our lives? Our society sends us many messages about what should make us happy (which many people buy into—literally). What does the research suggest about the validity of these messages? It turns out there may be an even simpler path to living the good life. In this presentation Washington University professor Tim Bono will review some of his favorite studies from his popular course on the Science of Happiness and outline simple research-based strategies we can all incorporate into our lives to become just a little happier everyday.

Dr. Tim Bono is a faculty member in the Department of Psychological & Brain Sciences at Washington University. His teaching and research focus on positive psychology and college student development, and his work has been featured in a number of national media outlets, including CNN, Fast Company, NBC News, and The Associated Press. At WashU he has won several teaching awards and thousands of students have taken his courses on the Psychology of Young Adulthood and the Science of Happiness. He summarizes the research from those courses, along with how his students have put that information into practice in their own lives, in his new book entitled When Likes Aren't Enough: A Crash Course in the Science of Happiness.

Presentation Outline:

1) Debunking myths around the pursuit of happiness

2) The importance of gratitude/keeping things in perspective when things go wrong (i.e., we still have to address adversity when it comes up, but not get so caught up in it that we stop giving attention to building on what's working, too).

3) The importance of prosocial behavior, feeling a sense that you are connected to something bigger than yourself

4) The importance of sleep and exercise for psychological health

5) Emotional intelligence and not jumping to conclusions about what others are thinking and feeling.

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Chromecamp - MO

Chromecamp - MO

Liberty High School (map)

Chromecamp is an “unconference,” a free, non-commercial gathering of passionate educators who share an interest in a particular topic – in this case, the Chrome (the browser and OS) and the entire Google Ecosystem. Attendees volunteer to run sessions – conversations, not presentations – on specific topics related to this theme (or not – sessions can also be about social media or other educational concepts, but the emphasis is on Chrome and Google.)

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STEAMcamp

STEAMcamp

Dressel Elementary (map)

An "UNconference" devoted to all things STEAM in K-12 education.


Breakout sessions focused on implementing Science, Technology, Engineering, the Arts and Mathematics into every grade level and multiple subjects for all learners. 

Participants will walk away with several strategies to implement and integrate STEAM into all forms of curriculum. They will also be able to build a network of STEAM educators to share experiences and newly discovered lessons and connections.

What is an UNconference?

An unconference is basically a conference without predefined topics. There is a high-level structure and theme, but actual topics are generated by the participants on the spot, and breakout groups are formed dynamically based on interest and relevance.

SPEDcamp St. Louis

SPEDcamp St. Louis

Ladue Horton Watkins High School (map)

This event will be a half day UNconference for educators, community members, and parents to collaborate and discuss topics related to special education services, Therapeutic services, social/emotional learning, gifted education, community based learning, related services, etc.

What is an UNconference?

An unconference is basically a conference without predefined topics. There is a high-level structure and theme, but actual topics are generated by the participants on the spot, and breakout groups are formed dynamically based on interest and relevance. Forget all the pre-planning and boring powerpoints, connect, share, collaborate and learn together.