Our Academic Dean, Sarah Doenmez, and our committee of Academic Department Chairs came up with the idea of having an "unconference" to start out the new year. An "unconference" takes place when an institution holds an internal conference taking advantage of internal knowledge. We have a wonderful team of educators who are constantly innovating, practicing tried and true methods, and experimenting with new approaches to learning. On Monday, eight different teachers presented ideas they are trying out in their classrooms. Each of was asked to attend two sessions and I was fortunate to sneak into all of them.
Many of us found the day to be empowering. Discussions spilled over into lunch and ideas for future collaborative efforts were hatched.
Next, we will discuss writing across the curriculum.