Friday, July 17 • 11:30am - 11:50am
The First Five Days in the Humanities

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Alan November's ideas about the first five days of school provide the perfect jumping-off point for a transformative interdisciplinary experience. Eighth graders learned to target their searches, evaluate their sources, publish their findings and defend their conclusions. They then took those skills out for a spin, accessing the world's leading authorities on the Mexican-American War, mashing up websites to summarize what they learned, then writing newspaper stories in Spanish and in English about events that took place during the war. During the session, participants will start with the goals for the project, brainstorm ideas about how to approach them from a first-five-days perspective, then see what the students did and what their outcomes were.

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Jon Corippo

Executive Director, CUE
Jon Corippo is the Executive Director of CUE. Jon calls himself a "foot soldier in the war against ignorance". Over the last 22 years, Jon has experience in the K-8 and 9-12 classroom and administrative leadership role. Jon has created exciting professional development opportunities... Read More →


Tony Shaffer

MS Head, Westminster School
Reader, runner, husband, dad, middle school guy, innovation promoter, international ed aficionado

Friday July 17, 2015 11:30am - 11:50am
Plaza Ballroom Boston Park Plaza

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