The Center for Innovative Teaching is hosting two events with Dan Meyer on January 11 at the Urban School of San Francisco. Both events are sold out, but they will be streamed live (and archived) at:
From 12:00 noon to 2:30 (Pacific Time), Dan will be working with the Urban School Math Dept and a few guests from Escape from the Textbook!
From 3:00 to 4:00 p.m. (Pacific Time), he will speak to the entire Urban School faculty, plus 60 or so educators in all disciplines, about "Capturing, Sharing and Resolving Perplexity". Here is the description of this presentation:
"Given the infinite smorgasbord of tools and technology to try out in the classroom, how do you decide what's worth your and your students' time? Without some kind of criteria guiding our selection, we'll spend years building up a dusty closet of tools that looked good, promised a lot and didn't deliver.
With that in mind, join us for a lively hour (free!) with math educator, TED speaker and Stanford University doctoral candidate Dan Meyer, who will describe 'perplexity,' one of the scarcest resources in the classroom. Dan will show educators why perplexity is key to engaging students in the classroom, and how to pick tools and technology to maximize it."