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SATURDAY, OCTOBER 21
ALL-DAY SESSION WITH WORKSHOPS
9:00A.M. - 4:00P.M.

 

*Please note that session availability is limited. Workshop sign-ups will be available on-site starting Saturday, so make sure to secure a spot for your favorite sessions as soon as you arrive. 

 

** The sessions will be conducted in English or Portuguese, according to the language used in the description below. Comment end  

Sua escola é inovadora. E agora?
Cristine Conforti - Head of Brazilian Program
Língua: Português

O discurso da inovação se incorporou às escolas e educadores. Embora os projetos pedagógicos das escolas se definam como inovadores, sua concretização nem sempre corresponde à teoria.

  • O que é inovação em educação?

  • Quem são os sujeitos que a implementam?

  • Como se renova a inovação?

  • Em que medida as intenções inovadoras da escola são impactadas pelas expectativas oficiais, universitárias e familiares?

Nesse workshop em formato de discussão socrática, os educadores retomarão em conjunto os princípios teóricos da inovação com vistas a avaliar a profundidade e coerência entre os projetos e seus resultados de aprendizagem. Por meio da troca de experiências, vamos discutir as contradições inerentes ao processo de inovação e como resolvê-las. Ao final, esperamos poder refletir sobre as formas de tornar nossas escolas centros de aprendizagem e inovação contínua.

Beyond the School Walls: How Natural Spaces Can Foster Student Learning
Tais Britto, Marta Bianchi, Andrea Hirschheimer, Gabriela Branquinho, and Carolina Beneduce - Primary Teachers
Language
English

Our goal is to share how natural outside spaces can be an extension of our classroom and foster students learning. The workshop will be divided into two parts: A short presentation followed by an atelier.

Using Classroom Routines to Unpack Complex Topics
Eric Rodrigues, Felipe Kantor, and Raphael Araújo - Secondary Teachers
Language
English

Working with a college-level essay, a classic piece of work, or a philosophical question might seem complicated for students, particularly when teachers want them to deep dive into the topic. Whether or not they may seem too disconnected from the student world or too abstract to grasp, it can be challenging for the teacher at times to facilitate reading or discussions in the classroom. In this context, this workshop aims to explore and use Harvard thinking routines as exemplars to facilitate the learning process and make classes more interactive and engaging.

Promovendo o Bem-Estar Digital na Sala de Aula
Márcia Bandim - Technology Integrator
Língua: Português

Este workshop explora o conceito de Bem-Estar Digital e a importância do uso responsável da tecnologia. Vamos identificar oportunidades de ensino e discutir estratégias para integrar este tema na sala de aula. Os participantes irão adquirir insights sobre como promover o bem-estar digital, criar um ambiente de aprendizagem equilibrado e fomentar a comunicação aberta com os alunos para incentivar uma relação saudável e equilibrada entre eles e a tecnologia.

Animatronics: How to Make a Futuristic STEAM Project
Igor Teixeira, Diego Johnson, and Carlos Marotto, Rui Zanchetta - Secondary Teachers
Language
English

We would like to invite you to look behind the curtains of an immersive learning experience that has reached beyond school walls and transformed lives. This workshop (presentation) will show you how we have our students learn about natural and artificial evolution, human body systems, circuits and coding in order to develop bionic prostheses and orthoses through the Design Thinking approach.

Art, Science, and Advocacy: Unleashing the Potential of Environmental Comics
Fernanda Silva and Flavio Uno - Secondary Teachers
Language
English

How can we effectively inspire action on pressing environmental issues? In this workshop, you'll delve into a creative fusion of art and science. We'll explore how students can comprehensively investigate the environmental impacts stemming from various human activities and ingeniously communicate their findings. Through the powerful medium of wordless comics, we'll uncover how these visual narratives transcend language barriers, enabling us to raise global awareness about critical concerns like climate change and deforestation. You'll also gain valuable insights into strategic partnerships that can amplify your efforts for a more substantial influence.

Promoting Equitable Student Engagement and Voice
Marina Fonseca and Aleiuton Betta - Secondary Teachers
Language
English

Picture this lesson: The teacher asks a question, and the same hands are up in every class. During pair or group work, some students only listen or just sit back and let the others lead the discussion. The teacher does most of the talking and most of the students feel they don't have a voice: they are either insecure to give their opinion or just unmotivated and disengaged. In our workshop, you will experience how to promote a student-centered lesson through structured protocols that promote equitable engagement opportunities where all learners are active participants and have a voice, as they feel safe to share!

Protagonismo das crianças na escolha de diferentes produtos finais para um projeto
Ana Vitória Greghi and Tatiana Del Nero - Primary Teachers and Daniela Pannuti - Primary Division Head
Língua: 
Português

Neste workshop, convidamos você a mergulhar na experiência de um projeto educacional de uma sala de kindergarten no qual a voz das crianças foi potencializada. Ao compartilhar nossas práticas, exploraremos como a abordagem da escuta ativa e da liberdade de escolha guiada pode levar a uma variedade de produtos finais, enriquecendo profundamente o processo de aprendizado através de projetos. Formato: Primeiro momento: Através da documentação detalhada, os participantes compreenderão o processo desde a concepção até a implementação. Iremos abordar a decisão de organizar a sala em grupos de interesses e compartilhar os desafios que enfrentamos, assim como os momentos de destaque que essa abordagem nos proporcionou. Segundo momento: Em pequenos grupos, os participantes serão convidados a analisar mais profundamente o projeto localizando a presença de investigações pessoais e o acolhimento aos interesses das crianças. Onde houve colaboração? Onde o professor entrou como guia? Compartilharemos as ideias e abriremos espaço para perguntas e diálogo. Terceiro momento: Visita guiada à pracinha. Nesse momento, os participantes irão experienciar o ambiente de aprendizado que encorajou a liberdade de escolha e a colaboração e deu vida aos diversos produtos finais escolhidos pelas crianças.

Como desenvolver habilidades socioemocionais e acadêmicas através de projetos reais cocriados por crianças e adolescentes em situação de vulnerabilidade
Educadores do Instituto Rizomas
Língua: 
Português

Habilidades socioemocionais são ferramentas fundamentais para que a gente possa construir o mundo em que queremos viver. Trabalhar com aprendizagem baseada em projetos com crianças e adolescentes do Capão Redondo, na zona sul de São Paulo, é um desafio que abraçamos com o objetivo de integrar habilidades socioemocionais com competências acadêmicas, para que toda a criança seja um agente de transformação no seu meio. Nesse workshop queremos contar sobre a experiência do Instituto Rizomas em projetos e compartilhar ideias sobre como impactar alunos que vivem em vulnerabilidade social e refletir sobre como isso se aplica aos diferentes contextos educacionais e sociais.

Looking at an Elementary Project through Interdisciplinary and Bilingual Lenses
Bruno Pereira, Ingrid Puche, Camila Alves, Graziela Barroso and Giovanna Mitrani - Primary Teachers
Language
English

By the end of the session, participants will have a clear understanding of what an interdisciplinary appoach integrating Portuguese, English, History Geography and Art may look like. By going through a complete 3rd grade project journey about São Paulo, participants will also reflect on how to organically plan, execute and assess while maintaining academic rigor. During the session, participants will be invited to explore the project from beginning to end in order to implement coherent practices in their own bilingual contexts.

Integrating Cultures Through Art and Music
Inara Ferreira and Natalia Eretzky - Primary Teachers
LanguageEnglish

Imagine, hear, feel, play, create, move… Some of these words will become actions during this workshop. We will present different projects that explore the relation between art, music, and Brazilian culture. This session will be divided into two different moments: In the first part, we will present the student's learning journey within the projects and share how this intentional connection between the areas enriched their learning. In the second moment, we will invite the participants to experience what art and music make us feel. Join us in this exploration of creativity and culture!

PBL Math na Prática - Aplicabilidade da Metodologia de Matemática da Avenues em diferentes contextos socioeconômico
Pedro Cordeiro - Secondary Teacher
Língua: Português

Em PBL da Prática, teremos como principal objetivo a discussão, troca de experiências e investigação de potenciais obstáculos e oportunidades para a aplicação da metodologia de Matemática da Avenues SP em diferentes contextos sociais, econômicos e culturais. Analisando com clareza os pilares da nossa metodologia, a sessão tem como proposta a conexão entre profissionais de diferentes realidades para que juntos possamos debater se é possível replicar as principais características do PBL Math fora de nossa escola e quais seriam as vantagens e desvantagens dessa iniciativa.

Cross Cultural Kids: How to Support Them in the Classroom?
Catalina Guzmán - Director of Student Wellbeing and Merle Rentink - Secondary Student
LanguageEnglish

The goal of this session is to identify and understand the needs and feelings of Cross Cultural Kids (CCKs) in a learning environment. Led by a CCK and an adult CCK, attendees will explore relevant academic literature and studies that illustrate what it means to be a CCK and how this lived experience impacts a student's life. Throughout the session, teachers will get hands-on experience with different methods to help CCKs feel more at home in their classrooms and with their peers. They will engage in activities that can be applied in their own classrooms. The last part of the session will be opened for discussions and takeaways. Teachers will walk away with the knowledge of how CCKs feel and a set of activities that will help them create a happy environment for everyone in the classroom.

Mastery: The Power and Impact of Self-Determined Learning
Allison Uros and Michelle Fidelholc - Secondary Teacher and selected Mastery Program Students
Language: English

The Mastery program at Avenues provides a space and time for students to discover their individual talents and receive support in developing projects inspired by their passions. In previous Mastery experiences, students have explored a wide range of interests, with final projects culminating in personally meaningful and impactful experiences. Students have built bamboo bicycles, written a children's book, started a baking business, or collaborated to build an 8-bit video game. In this conference strand, we will explore the elements of successful self-determined  project work and its practical application to various academic contexts. During this workshop, participants will be introduced to the Mastery Learning experience, focusing on the theoretical foundations of the program. Then, participants will explore foundational resources, tools, and teaching strategies that drive the program. The workshop will conclude with all participants working in interest-based groups to co-create and rethink an existing plan or program in their school that they can enhance using the Mastery mindset. Participants will leave this session with a tool kit and a lasting community of practice.

Building and converting Rubrics
Beatriz SakashitaSecondary Teacher

Language
English 

In this session we will learn two different ways of building rubrics - the one that we do here at avenues in our project base learning, and one that was done by the facilitator in a traditional school. In both scenarios we will learn a quick conversion method - so that can be applicable both on PBL and in a more traditional subject setting. Results of both scenarios show how when we use this methodology students have a clear understanding on how to achieve better results - skewing the average of grades for higher results. More research is needed to confirm this.

Place Based Learning
Tatiana Abujamra
 - Primary Teacher
Dani Pannuti - Head of Primary Division
Language
English

What is Place Based Learning? Have you experienced the power of place? Have you ever witnessed children immersed deeply in experiencing the world around them, in a state of presence that what’s happening there is real and meaningful? Learning in these moments is organic and profound. There’s much to learn from the places we inhabit — from our own communities to traveling across the globe. Yet, schools have gradually replaced these powerful experiences with desks in classrooms. Place based Learning is not only exploring the outdoors. Join us to further explore how Place Based Learning can promote a compelling context for learning through agency, authenticity and community awareness

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