Visions of the Future: Change the Classroom. Change the World.

Several large round tables with adults sitting at them. ITTIP hosted their 10th Annual STEM Learning Summit on Monday, November 6, 2017, in Blackwell Hall at Longwood University.  The summit was attended by approximately 120 guests and represented by twenty-three school divisions (Amelia, Appomattox, Brunswick, Buckingham, Charlotte, Colonial Heights, Cumberland, Danville, Dinwiddie, Franklin City, Halifax, Henry, Hopewell, Lunenburg, Mecklenburg, Nottoway, Pittsylvania, Powhatan, Prince Edward, Prince George, Southampton, Sussex, and York), two private schools (Fuqua and Kenston Forest), as well as Longwood Partnership students.

A lady speaking into an microphone speaking to a man.
STEM Learning Summit participant shares their learning about working with a partner.

The one-day workshop focused around the theme, Visions of the Future: Change the Classroom. Change the World, and was facilitated by Dr. William Rankin of Unfold Learning . Dr. Rankin actively discussed how educators could create learning environments that incorporated important dimensions of learning through different levels of communities, context, and content. Further exploration of the conceptual learning model, Dimensions of “Cubic” Learning, challenged participants to work with partners to come up with ideas about instructional experiences that they could modify and take back to their own classrooms and schools.