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Master Schedule - Scroll down to see the Breakout Sessions

8:00-8:15 Welcome from Dr. Lancaster in PAC
8:15-8:30 Mary Patin Introduction in PAC
8:30-9:30 Dr. Robert Dillon Keynote in PAC
9:40-10:40 Breakout Session #1
10:50-11:50 Breakout Session #2
11:50-1:25 Lunch on your own
1:30-2:30 Breakout Session #3
2:45-3:45 Breakout Session #4

8:30-9:30 Breakout Session #5
9:40-10:40 Breakout Session #6
10:50-11:50 Breakout Session #7
11:50-1:25 Lunch on your own
1:30-2:50 Campus Reflective Conversations with Principals
3:00-3:30 Mary Patin Closing Session in PAC 

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Friday, February 17 • 10:50am - 11:50am
Can We Talk About Failure? LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

Failure is a natural part of the learning process and a healthy classroom should have a lot of it.

How many communications have you received from parents and/or students in the past 48 hours? How many of those communications have focused purely on your content area and class objectives? How many of those communications have focused on dissatisfaction with GRADES? How often do you find yourself problem-solving the 9 weeks average with a student rather than the student's skill development?

I will present a theory that failure has become pathologized and that we sometimes add to the pathology, even while trying to assist struggling or frustrated students.

I will present an alternate model of what it means to be a successful student and share some strategies that I use to assess within my model while still working within a traditional 0-100 grading scale.

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Shannon Aguirre

HS Latin Teacher, 001 - Lake Travis High School
I enjoy discussing differentiation, authentic assessment, deep learning, student-centered classrooms, paperless classrooms, gamification/interactivity, and intrinsic motivation. In addition to classical Latin, I love to tinker with technology and I'm self-taught in web design, CSS... Read More →

Friday February 17, 2017 10:50am - 11:50am CST
Classroom M310 Theatre Arts