February 15 - March 18, 2021A Five-Week Virtual Teaching & Learning Opportunity
iPDX21 carries on the long tradition of curating a stellar group of educators—teachers, support staff, media specialists, and administrators—to share strategies, inspiration, and experiences in this year of all years. Join us in this new format to tackle the now and what’s next for all of our students.
Dr. Alec Couros
In his opening keynote, Dr. Alec Couros will set the stage for our conversations over the next several weeks by providing an overview of the current educational landscape and the challenges of teaching and learning in the COVID era. Dr. Couros will touch on the major conference themes as they relate to the present moment, and he will provide insights and suggestions for leveraging educational technologies in powerful and transformative ways as we move forward in these uncertain times.
Sara K. Ahmed
Drawing from Sara’s books, Being the Change: Lessons and Strategies to Teach Social Comprehension and Upstanders: How to Engage Middle School Hearts and Minds with Inquiry ( co-authored with Harvey “Smokey” Daniels), participants will learn to center identity, and leverage the social skills and habits necessary to examine real issues in the real world. Come prepared to consider your own identities, your students’ identities, and how social comprehension has a direct impact on all that we do as educators and human beings.