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Conference Schedule

Tentative Program

FRIDAY

8:30 a.m.
Welcome, introductions and context setting
Continental Breakfast at Kemper Auditorium

Spreading Best Practices: Innovating in Context

9:00 a.m. - 10:00 a.m.
Fernando Reimers, Harvard: “Innovation & Its Diffusion” + Discussion
10:00 a.m. - 10:45 a.m.
“Advanced Learning Without Advanced Placement In the Classroom,” Scarsdale HS

“Curriculum Design in the Shadow of the Gaokao,” Renmin HS
10:45 a.m. - 11:15 a.m.
Coffee
11:15 a.m. - 12:15 p.m.
Workshops related to curriculum design
12:30 p.m. - 1:30 p.m.
Buffet lunch at Kemper Auditorium

Questions of Scale and Context

1:45 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Sherman Teichman, Tufts: “Educating by Conference”
2:30 p.m. - 3:30 p.m.
“Developing Best Practices by Networking,” Andover Breadloaf

“Teaching and Learning in Large Classes,” Shanghai Datong HS

“Consultants and Change,” Parthenon Group
3:30 p.m.
Tea
4:00 p.m. - 5:00 p.m.
Workshops related to challenges of scale
5:00 p.m. - 6:00 p.m.
Sessions at Peabody Museum and Addison Gallery Museum Learning Center
6:30 p.m. - 9:30 p.m
Dinner

SATURDAY

Gaps and Bridges

8:30 a.m - 9:15 a.m.
John Gilmour, LEAP School, Cape Town: “Addressing the Influence of Family and Community in the Life of the Learner”
Continental Breakfast at Kemper Auditorium
9:30 a.m. - 10:30 a.m.
“Hi-Tech In Traditionally Underserved Contexts,” Middle School for Mathematics and Science, Washington, DC

“Accelerating, Intensely” Accelerate, Challenge, Enrich (Phillips Academy

“Supporting Change Through Faculty Learning,” Learning Communities (Phillips Academy)
10:30 a.m.
Coffee
11:00 a.m. - 12:00 p.m.
Workshops related to gaps
12:15 p.m. - 1:15 p.m.
Lunch @ Paresky Commons
1:30 p.m. - 2:30 p.m.
Synthesis, Discussion, Challenges, Next Steps
3:00 p.m. - 4:00 p.m.
Sessions at Peabody, Addison Gallery Museum Learning Center
4:00 p.m.
Adjournment