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17th Annual Conference on Education
"The Joy of Teaching & Learning"

This year's conference is geared toward teachers and administrators participating in the Inquiry Science Education Consortium (ISEC), encouraging a renewal of the joy of teaching and learning.

October 16, 2015, 7:30 am - 4:00 pm
Inn and Spa at Loretto, Santa Fe

Space in limited. Registration is free and on a first come, first served basis. Interested educators not involved in ISEC will be placed on a waiting list. Register now.

Academy for the Love of Learning: Journey Mapping morning session

Much has been written about the value of reflection for teachers, but how often are teachers given the time—or quiet space—to do it? During the morning session, a team of facilitators from the Academy for the Love of Learning, including Academy founder and president Aaron Stern, will facilitate conference participants in an exploration of their individual “journeys” into education. Through the process, participants will examine their own beliefs and practices, and come up with practical ways of drawing on their unique strengths and talents to become the best teachers they can be.

Keynote Speaker John V. Antonetti: The Power of Student Engagement afternoon session

An engaged learner masters more content and develops deeper skill sets. Even more important, students who can articulate their own thinking become better problem solvers in the academic work and the real world. Science tells us that the facets of learner engagement are simultaneously intellectual, academic, and egocentric. John Antonetti takes us on a journey through the latest brain research in a humorous, interactive workshop that integrates strategy, thinking, and engagement—truly a 3-dimensional approach.

Participants will 1) examine the power of personal response as a lever for thinking and engagement; 2) integrate middle- and upper-level thinking from Bloom’s Taxonomy into student-controlled activities; and 3) incorporate researched-based instructional strategies into lessons of critical and creative thinking. You’ll laugh. You’ll cry. You’ll leave with something you can use in your classroom tomorrow!

The 17th Annual Conference on Education will feature John Antonetti and an inspirational session led by the Adademy for the Love of Learning.

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