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Saturday, December 3 • 1:45pm - 3:15pm
When Work is Play: Investigating Student-Centered Project Time

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In this high-stakes accountability climate, how is learning made visible when students actually get to choose, design, and reflect on their own questions, projects, and collaborations? How do students enact agency and creativity during their work and play during project time? How do teachers use descriptive review to reflect on the ways we nurture authentic choice while also holding expectations? Join us in collaborative inquiry into project time in a NYC public progressive elementary school. Using a descriptive review of work process, participants will view photos and videos of project time in action, listen to students' recorded reflections, and explore examples of student work and project journals. You will leave with inspiration, tools, and habits of work and mind for cultivating children's work-play, and for engaging in collaborative inquiry with your colleagues.

Speakers
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Corinthia Mirasol-Spath

4/5 Elementary Teacher, Neighborhood School
I am a 4th/5th grade teacher in an Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) classroom at The Neighborhood School in NYC. My interests lie in the role of play, particularly in Project Time, which I came to know during my eight years at Central Park East 1 Elementary. It was there with my colleagues... Read More →

Facilitators
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Alisa Algava

Educator/Graduate Student, CUNY Graduate Center/Bank Street College of Education
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Laura Tiktin-Sharick

4th/5th Grade Teacher, The Neighborhood School
I am a 4th/5th grade teacher in an Integrated Co-Teaching (ICT) classroom at The Neighborhood School in NYC. During my 11 years as a classroom teacher, I have considered the powerful role of student choice and agency in curriculum. I have also a vested interest in anti-racism work... Read More →


Saturday December 3, 2016 1:45pm - 3:15pm
Providence Ballroom IV

Attendees (34)