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Thursday, September 7 • 11:00am - 12:15pm
Academics and Innovation: Getting it Right!

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The world of education is buzzing with topics such as tinkering, project-based learning, maker spaces, personalized learning, and design thinking. All of these have a place and a purpose, but not in the absence of academic rigor and instructional expertise. In this session, teachers and leaders will examine practices which focus on high-quality instruction, a strong academic core, and the skills that matter most for today's students. Participants will explore structures where learning is the focus and drives the intentional use of tinkering, project based learning, maker spaces, personalized learning, and design thinking. Environments can come alive with critical thinking, real-world applications to solving problems, and curiosity that is encouraged through creativity and innovation.

Audience: Elementary Teacher, Middle School Counselor, Elementary Administrators, Middle School Administrators, Superintendent, District Office Leaders



Shelley Petersen

Assistant Superintendent of Instructional Services, Del Mar Union School District
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Holly McClurg, Ph.D.

Superintendent, Del Mar Union School District
Holly McClurg, Ph.D., is the superintendent of Del Mar Union School District.

Thursday September 7, 2017 11:00am - 12:15pm PDT
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