A Day of Innovation in Teaching

CELEBRATING A CULTURE OF COLLABORATION AND INNOVATION

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ECFS'S PROFESSIONAL DEVELOPMENT DAY

On February 17, members of the ECFS community will share their expertise as innovators in teaching and learning at ECFS's Professional Development Day, Inside Our Classrooms: Celebrating a Culture of Collaboration and Innovation. Faculty will be leading workshops designed to offer their insights into experiential learning, interdisciplinary innovation, and 21st century progressive education. Please sign up for a workshop session by Thursday, February 12th.


We look forward to an inspiring day of professional development, collaboration, and engagement.

Joining us for part of our day's discussion will be guest speakers, Don Buckley and Joanie Banks-Hunt.

DON BUCKLEY: KEYNOTE SPEAKER

Don Buckley has transformed learning spaces so they work for teachers and students and not just architects; he has transformed textbooks so that they work for students and teachers and not just publishers, and transformed new media resources so that they work for students and teachers and not just programmers. He has advanced degrees from leading European universities, is a former industrial chemist, and former consultant to MOMA's Education Department. Don is the Co-Founder and Executive Director of Tools at Schools, an adjunct professor at Columbia Teacher's College, and an author for Pearson's Interactive Science Program (a K-8 science series for 21st century schools).

JOANIE BANKS-HUNT: GUEST SPEAKER

Joanie Banks-Hunt, who will be working with students, faculty, and administration as our guest for the week, is currently sophomore dean and a member of the applied science and engineering faculty at Menlo School, where ​she is known for pioneering engineering and technology education for high school and middle school students. She has developed innovative hands-on project-based electives, STEM initiatives, academic support, student leadership, student government, and numerous committees to support and promote the mission, values, and goals of Menlo School. Her vision, collaboration and academic passion led to the construction of Menlo's Whitaker Lab of Applied Science and Engineering.


Joanie previously worked in high tech as an electrical engineer with expertise in hardware networking design, technical marketing, and sales support at Cisco Systems, Sun Microsystems, Convergent Technologies, and Hewlett-Packard.

Please indicate first and second choices when you sign up for a workshop session. RSVP by noon on Thursday, February 12.