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Speed Innovating: Designing Independent Education

Thank you to all who attended Speed Innovating. You can find handouts for some of the tables below.
Maximize information and idea gathering – attend Speed Innovating! It’s three mini-sessions in one devoted to Designing Independent Education. During this hour-long special workshop, you choose the three topics that meet your needs best. In one ballroom, 20 presenters host their own tables, leaving room for nine attendees to sit down and learn from the experience of an independent school “expert” colleague. These intimate, 15-minute, information-packed “dates” dispense with the small talk – and focus directly on the important themes, details, problems, and solutions. After 15 minutes of revolutionary ideas, move on to another speaker who will share insights on your next favorite topic. Meet a total of three innovators who can address your most pressing needs. The cutting-edge ideas you’ll take back to school will prove invaluable.

Table Topics and Leaders Include:

T1. 3D Printing - It's Not about the Printer
Vinnie Vrotny, Kinkaid School (TX)
T2. Aurasma – Augmented Reality in Your Hand
Richard Thornley and Stephanie Castle, United Nations International School (NY)
T3. Blended Learning: Helping Teachers Personalize and Enrich Learning
Chris Mabley and Michael Dolan, St. Andrew's Episcopal School (TX)
T4. Bottom-up Innovation: Empowering Students to Build Your Brand
Adair Hinds and Amanda Ledbetter, Oakbrook Preparatory School (SC)
T5. Coded Curriculum
Rob MacDonald and Melissa Alkire, Beaver Country Day School (MA)
T6. Connections Between Colleagues: The Value of Mentorship in School Culture
Danielle Marcantuono-Polstra, Berkeley Preparatory School (FL)
T7. Creating a Teaching and Learning Center: An Innovative Model for Professional Development
Ruth Aichenbaum, William Penn Charter School (PA)
T8. Cultivating Dynamic Classrooms : Connecting Space, Movement, Design, and Curriculum
Kate Lussen, International School of the Peninsula (CA)
T9. Growing the Maker Movement on Your Campus
Jennifer Makins, Parish Episcopal Academy (TX)
T10. Handling Extra and Extended Class Periods Efficiently in a Daily Rotation Schedule
David Morgan, The Ensworth School (TN)
T11. How to Host a TEDx Youthday Event
Larry Kahn, Iolani School (HI)
T12. Learning to Think Outside the Box
Don Buckley, Tools at Schools (NY); Kim Field-Marvin, Marymount School of New York (NY)
T13. Leveraging Online Spaces to Design Meaningful Student Experiences
Jennifer Carlson-Pietraszek, Noble and Greenough School (MA); Eric Hudson, Global Online Academy (WA)
T14. Making Room for Innovation: A Structural Approach
Kathryn Levesque and Alex Curtis, Choate Rosemary Hall (CT)
T15. MinecraftEdu: Passing Fad or Solid Learning Platform?
Page Lennig and Tim Hebda, Waynflete School (ME)
T16. Phat Loot: Using What Makes Games Work to Transform Teaching and Learning
Jon Cassie, Sewickley Academy (PA)
T17. Prototyping Illustrated: Innovate at Your School
Shabbi Luthra and Scot Hoffman, American School of Bombay (INDIA)
T18. Startup Camp: A Crash Course in Student Entrepreneurship
Meredith Goddard, Catlin Gabel School (OR); Monica Enand, Zapproved (OR)
T19. STEAM Content Development Toolkit for Educators
Stan Lichens, Poughkeepsie Day School (NY)
T20. Your School’s First Tech Fest!
Benedict Chant and Peter Fletcher, The Mandell School (NY)
Speed Innovating Planning Committee
NAIS wishes to thank these innovative designers who generously gave their time and ideas to plan the Speed Innovating session.
Jenni Swanson Voorhees
Sidwell Friends School (District of Columbia), chair
Chris Bigenho
Greenhill School (Texas)
Wendy Drexler
Shorecrest Preparatory School (Florida)
Sally Garza
Lawrence School (Ohio)
Sophie Halliday
Saint Andrew’s Priory School (Hawaii)
Shabbi Luthra
American School of Bombay (INDIA)
Demetri Orlando
Buckingham Browne & Nichols School (Massachusetts)
Jason Ramsden
Ravenscroft School (North Carolina)

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