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Wednesday, July 15 • 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Automous Mastery Learning

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How can essential questions, digitized lectures, student research, collaboration, student blogging, historical fiction, self paced learning and mastery come together to change teaching and learning in your classroom? Using constructivist methodology, flipped teaching and free applications you can provide students with the opportunity to guide their own learning. During this session, participants will learn techniques,ideas and strategies of how to create 21st century assignments. This session represents the culmination of seven years of reflection and refinement concerning methodology and unit planning between Mike, Garth and their students at both schools.

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Garth Holman

Teacher, Beachwood Middle School
Mike Pennington and Garth Holman have a combined twenty-seven years 7th grade social studies teaching experience. Garth currently teaches in Beachwood City Schools where he piloted their 1:1 initiative eleven years ago. Mike recently left Chardon Local Schools and is currently working for NORT2H.org and the Lorain County ESC. Their collaboration started seven years ago and has expanded to include their students. Every year Mike and Garth... Read More →
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Mike Pennington

Director of Tecnology, Independence Local Schools
My career began 9 years ago as a student teacher in Garth Holman’s 7th grade world history classes. Garth and I inspired our students to lay the foundations of the first Digital textbook created completely by students for the sake of leaving a digital legacy. The following year I became a 7th grade world history teacher at Chardon Local Schools and Garth and I co-taught between our two districts for the next 8 years. Our students... Read More →


Wednesday July 15, 2015 1:10pm - 2:15pm
Whittier Room Boston Park Plaza