THURSDAY / FRIDAY STRANDS
Creating Bilingual Speakers through Collaboration: Language Development Strategies in the Immersion Classroom
Nursery - 5th
Lorraine Brotero, Karina Sanghikian, Angela Hernandez
In this two-day workshop, participants will walk away with practical strategies for how to boost student language production through authentic communication tasks. Participants will learn about specific collaboration practices used both within the school and beyond the walls of its campuses to enhance student language skills while maintaining high academic standards.
Creative Learning & Design Thinking
Ines Moura, Carol Miranda, Paola Ricci
How does Design Thinking look like and feel like in the primary division and why? Can the development of a sensitivity to design through creative learning foster agency and creative confidence? We will explore the different strategies we have been using to engage K through 5th-grade students in tinkering and design experiences that are meaningful, playful and linked to the real world. In these sessions, you will engage in mini-workshops, conversations and classroom observations that will guide you through a primary division creative learning experience.
Mastery Program - Independent Student Work
6th - 12th
Mark Gutkowski, Ryan Sawtell
The Mastery Program at Avenues provides space and time for students to discover their individual talents and receive support in developing projects inspired by their passions. In this conference strand, we will explore the elements of successful student-driven project work and its practical application to various academic contexts.
Project-Based Learning: Primary Division
Berenice Barra, Marina Braga, Gabriela Brotero, Marina Cardim, Daniela Panutti, Ingrid Puche, Juliana Rossi, Juliana Steneirt
Explore different aspects of Project-based Learning in our primary division! Throughout the sessions, participants will discuss and see examples of what PBL looks like in practice and how it is planned based on children's interests and potentials, as well as how it is used as a learning tool through the school’s curriculum. The goal is to unpack pedagogical documentation as a learning and reflection process, the differences and similarities in PBL between Early Years and Upper Primary, the process of ordinary moments as part of project provocation and the school curriculum as a means to scaffold the project.
Rhonda Bondie, Anne Baldisseri, Marina Fonseca, Andrea Davis
Experience practical strategies to ensure diverse students are challenged and engaged in their learning! Participants will take part in collaborative techniques for teacher teams and classroom group work, observe how these strategies are implemented in classrooms and research the literature to understand how formative assessment supports effective differentiated instruction. By the end of the week, each participant will develop a routine that efficiently matches student strengths to help master an academic need and can be immediately implemented in the classroom.
The Future of Project-Based Learning: Secondary
Molly Rose Avila, Rachel Brill, Aidê Resende
How can we create meaningful, hands-on experiences for students that are driven not only by global complex problems but also by student interest? How does using the United Nations Sustainable Development Goals leverage student learning? We will explore practices to cultivate critical thinkers and leaders through authentic projects so that schools can have a long-lasting impact on our community and our world.
Design Thinking & Social Innovation
6th - 12th
Carla Gomes, Dominique Paladini, Fernanda Rates, Rui Zanchetta
What is the impact of Design Thinking and Social Innovation when tailoring student projects? What effect does this have on student engagement and content validity? You will get a chance to experience this by classroom visits seeing students in action and asking them questions. You will feel the power that design and social innovation create when working hand in hand.
6th - 12th
Viviane Alves, Thomas Anderson, Pedro Cordeiro, Simon Jarcho, Andreza Razzante
By shifting from a traditional, teacher-centered method to a more student-centered, problem-based approach to learning mathematics, schools can transform learning. In the process, students not only deepen their understanding of math but also develop stronger skills in communication and problem-solving. Learn why this simple approach can revolutionize learning and gain the best practice for bringing this approach to your school.
A estrutura do workshop de leitura e escrita para as aulas de Português
1st - 5th
Tatiana Oliveira, Aaron Van Borek, Felipe Pan, Cristina Fagundes, Fernanda Zulzke e Renata Ziegert
Refletindo em métodos inovadores de ensinar e melhorar as habilidades de leitura e escrita, e baseado num projeto do Teacher College da Universidade de Columbia, os participantes terão a oportunidade de conhecer a estrutura das aulas na abordagem de workshops e como nós adaptamos o método para o currículo brasileiro e suas particularidades..