Post Sessions

Post Sessions


Post-Sessions will take place from 8:30 am to 11:30 am, on Wednesday, November 13. There is no additional charge.

SOLD OUT! - Post Session #1 - Standards-Based Interdisciplinary Planning (AAIS)

This session provides participants with a detailed overview of the Standards Based Interdisciplinary Planning/Project Based Learning (SBIP/PBL) process that includes direction on how to:

  • Deconstruct standards collaboratively within your teachers' scope and sequence curriculum documents

  • Determine common concepts or universal ideas and skills from their standards to serve as the focus for interdisciplinary instructional planning

  • Determine how projects might be designed so students will demonstrate mastery of each content area's concepts and skills that are to be taught

This session teaches participants how to do the following:

  • Evaluate the quality of project designs

  • Monitor the implementation of SBIP/PBL

  • Measure the impact on student learning

Participants will practice using an Innovation Configuration (IC) Map and review academy artifacts, like PBL plans and academy meeting minutes, to simulate the monitoring and evaluation process.  Participants will leave the session with basic skills and resources necessary to support, monitor, and evaluate the implementation of SBIP/PBL and electronic templates of monitoring and data collection tools.

Audience: Administrators (District and School level), academy coaches, teacher leaders with academy responsibilities

Presenters: Robin Shrode and David Holden, American Alliance for Innovative Systems

Post Session #2 - Teaching with the Lens of an Entrepreneur (NFTE)

Today's youth face growing challenges with an increasingly interconnected global economy that requires them to be opportunity focused, perpetually innovative and unreservedly self-directed. These entrepreneurial characteristics, though critical to young people's success, are not regularly taught in schools or universities, where the focus is still on traditional academic success.  Outside of school, entrepreneurship and small business continue to be a core component of the success of the global economy. Our session will demonstrate the integral role of entrepreneurial-based youth programming, engage participants in entrepreneurship based PBL activities, then engage participants in the application of newly learned strategies for their own programs. Entrepreneurship programming has a marked impact on student engagement and attendance in schools.  NFTE's project-based learning, experiential model has been linked to developing an entrepreneurial citizenry, which is viewed universally as critical to fostering business creation and developing a stronger, more engaged workforce that is more fiscally responsible.

Presenter: Ted Thompson, Network for Teaching Entrepreneurship


These sessions will be held from 8:30 - 11:30 on Wednesday, November 13.  Please indicate on your conference registration which session you would like to attend. If you have any questions, please email Jessica Lopp at