Thursday Keynote - Zac Chase
Building School 2.0 -
Moving From Theory to Practice on Creating the Schools We Need
Keynote Description: There are no silver bullets in education, and no one is coming to save us. The good news is that we don't need them to. Our schools have the people, the resources, and the resourcefulness necessary to be beacons of learning, curiosity, and experiences that inspire students and teachers alike. In this keynote, author, teacher, and administrator Zac Chase will examines several key ideas and examples of what we can do today, tomorrow, and next week to make our schools modern cathedrals of learning.
Bio: Zac Chase loves learning and teaching. A classroom teacher of middle and high school students for nearly a decade, Zac’s pedagogy and practice are deeply rooted in building schools that are project-based and inquiry-driven. He has worked with schools and teachers nationally and internationally and is the co-author of Building School 2.0: Creating the Schools We Need. Zac is an Instructional Technology Coordinator for the St. Vrain Valley School District in Longmont, CO where he will return in the fall to serve as District English Language Arts Coordinator after completing a detail at the U.S. Department of Education. He writes at autodizactic.com and you can find him at @MrChase on Twitter.