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Keynotes for 2020 MFPE Educator Conference

AGATE (Gifted & Talented) 

Jeb Puryear
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9:00 am - 9:50 am
Live Session

Creative Micromoments as a Window to Giftedness

Creative micromoments are sparks of creativity in classrooms. Educators should be better at recognizing them, supporting students when they occur, and taking them as a sign that students need more than the typical classroom curriculum provides. This keynote aims to help teachers down this path.

    MAEA (Art Education) 

Jenny Sabin
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1:00 PM - 1:50 PM 
Live Session

Transdisciplinary Design: New Paradigms of Making

This talk will present ongoing transdisciplinary research and design spanning across the fields of cell biology, materials science, physics, fiber science, fashion, mechanical and structural engineering, and architecture. Sabin’s collaborative research, teaching, and design practice focus on the contextual, material, and formal intersections between architecture, science, and emerging technologies. Through the visualization and materialization of dynamic and complex datasets, Sabin has generated a body of speculative and applied architectural work that aligns crafts-based techniques with digital fabrication alongside questions related to the body and information mediation. The material world that this type of research interrogates reveals examples of nonlinear fabrication and self-assembly at the surface, and at a deeper structural level. In parallel, this work offers up novel possibilities that question and redefine architecture within the greater scope of generative design and fabrication. This talk will elucidate the research methods, prototypes, and applications that Sabin and her collaborators have achieved, which include adaptive building skins, textile and ceramic assemblies, and architectural interventions that ultimately (re)configure their own performance based upon local criteria and human interaction.
    MATELA (English Language Arts)

Richard Fifield 

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11:00 AM - 11:50 AM 
Live Session

I See You: Creating Safe Spaces for Diverse Voices and Experiences

In this keynote address, Richard Fifield (author of The Flood Girls and The Small Crimes Of Tiffany Templeton) will discuss the power of creative writing and memoir in the classroom environment. Through providing a non-judgmental environment for all students to be authentic and vulnerable, writing exercises can produce true respect and enhance communication. Fifield will trace his own journey from student to writer to teacher, and how creative expression helped himself and others understand their past, remove stigma and shame, and build a new kind of self-worth through the power of sharing their story.
    MALT (Language Teacher's)

Annabelle Williamson
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2:00 PM - 2:50 PM 
Live Session

Live Discussion with La Maestra Loca!

Annabelle Williamson, aka La Maestra Loca, will lead a full-day virtual workshop Thursday for world language teachers enhancing our knowledge of Comprehensible Input strategies through four 50-minute classes that are culturally competent and incorporate current events, followed by a 50-minute live Q&A. Equity tips and brain-breaks sprinkled throughout!
    MSTOY (MT Teachers of the Year)

Linda Rost
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3:00 PM - 3:50 PM 
Live session

Turning the Phage: An Infectious Model of Teacher Leadership

Attendees will learn about how the presenter gained her skills of teacher leadership over a variety of programs spanning several years. Then, they will learn about how this infectious model of building up teacher leaders through mentorships and leadership opportunities can become contagious, and how it can be replicated.
               WPUBS (Writing Projects Under the Big Sky)

Allison Wynhoff-Olsen
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2:00 PM - 2:50 PM
Live Session

Listening to Images: Creating Disruptions & Building Community
As humans we empathize through stories, and images foster human connectivity and represent understandings of and experiences in place. Teachers can empower students by listening with our eyes and our ears. This talk examines images and foregrounds the use of creative and revision processes that add nuance and build community.
    MCSS (Social Studies)

Martha Kohl
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October 15, 2020
3:00 pm - 3:50 pm
Live Session

Who is History?
Who is history? We all are! Too often portrayed as unidimensional figures on a predetermined path, the historical actors we study were people, just like us, making the best decisions they could in the circumstances in which they found themselves. Do your students see themselves as shaping history?
MCTM (Mathematics)

David Erickson
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11:00 AM - 11:50 AM
Live Session

Catalyzing Change in Middle/High School Math: A Problem
ICOVID-19 has changed our educational system.  What should I do to improve my math classroom?  This interactive online session tackles a problem with multiple entry points as well as exit points.  Here’s hoping we never go back to my old math classroom, but let this be a permanent change in teaching/learning mathematics.