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Friday, February 25 • 9:00am - 9:45am
Learn Like a PIRATE: Empowering your students to collaborate, lead and succeed!

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Presentation: https://docs.google.com/presentation/d/1dy0c673u3ZY2CnA6yhxUR6Nxn4PTg3XOkfPJWO8uRcw/edit?usp=sharing

Collaboration. Empowerment. Student Leadership. These buzz words get a lot of press, but what do they really mean for today's students? Can students really handle the responsibility of leading their learning? Can they actually learn what they need to if they are working collaboratively so often? Won't all this freedom cause chaos in the classroom? Not if you're teaching them to learn like PIRATES!

P eer Collaboration builds community and supports teamwork and cooperation.
I mprovement-focused learning challenges students to constantly strive to be their best.
R esponsibility for daily tasks builds ownership in the classroom.
A ctive learning turns boring lessons into fun and memorable experiences.
T went-first century skills engage students now and prepare them for their futures.
E mpowerment allows students to become confident risk-takers who make bold decisions.

In this session, participants will discover practical strategies for creating a student-led classroom in which students are inspired and empowered to take charge of their learning experience. You'll learn strategies for:- Crafting active, relevant, and interesting lessons
- Creating opportunities for student leadership
- Providing effective and beneficial feedback
- Instilling confidence so students can take risks
- Increasing curiosity and passion for learning

Incorporate the techniques and strategies Paul Solarz uses in his student-led classroom and watch your students transform into confident, collaborative leaders!

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Paul Solarz

Consultant, Curriculum Writer, Speaker, Retired 4th/5th Grade Teacher, Author, Learn Like a PIRATE
Prior to retiring last year, Paul Solarz taught fourth and fifth grade in Arlington Heights, Illinois since 1999. In 2014, Paul was named the Illinois Teacher of the Year by the Illinois Digital Educators Alliance. In 2015, he wrote the book, "Learn Like a PIRATE: Empower your students... Read More →

Friday February 25, 2022 9:00am - 9:45am MST
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