2012 Plenary Speakers & Highlights
Free The Children
Thursday, July 19, 5 p.m.
Craig Kielburger's bio page
Author and Education Innovation Fellow
Friday, July 20, 2 p.m.
Tony Wagner's bio page
News Anchor and Reporter
Saturday, July 21, 1:15 p.m.
Elizabeth Vargas's bio page
Special Plenary Session
Hosted by the George Lucas Educational Foundation
Rethinking Rigor in High School Coursework:
Toward Deep Knowing and Equity in Advanced Placement Courses
Friday, July 20, 5:15 p.m.
Can project-based (PBL) instructional strategies lead to deep conceptual learning and meaningful engagement in rigorous college-preparatory courses, rather than mere curriculum coverage? Is PBL a potential way to reach a wider range of students with different learning styles and socio-economic backgrounds?
Five years ago, a research collaboration was formed to develop and test a PBL approach to rigorous high school courses. We invite you to learn about the research project, encouraging results to date, and plans moving forward.
- Steve Arnold, Co-Founder and Vice-Chairman of The George Lucas Educational Foundation
- Amber M. Graeber, Curriculum Coordinator, Des Moines Public Schools, Des Moines, Iowa
- Walter C. Parker, Ph.D., Professor in Curriculum & Instruction, University of Washington, College of Education
AP District Awards
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