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Wednesday, July 26 • 4:00pm - 5:05pm
McCurdy - The Creative Learning Exchange: Empowering students to educate students

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Learning is about asking students, “Why do we need to know this? and “what will they do with knowledge?”. The design of learning in the classroom is shifting from delivery of content to real-world application of knowledge being taught in the classroom. We want students to use curiosity and imagination in combination with foundational knowledge building to then innovate and create with that knowledge.
The Creative Learning Exchange is a site designed to share their innovation and creativity. It allows students to share their understandings, teach other students and see what questions students are asking and to build upon each other’s understandings. Student learning should be powerful experiences used to improve the understandings of other students and to continuously push knowledge forward. The Creative Learning Exchange uses technology to provide students global access to student learning and provides an opportunity to leave legacies of their own learning to be used to further understanding.


Francois McCurdy

Innovative Instructional Strategist, American international School Riyadh
Francois McCurdy is currently a grade 6 Math and Science teacher and Innovative Instructional Strategist at the American International School in Riyadh, Saudi Arabia. He is Canadian trained as a teacher and holds a Masters degree in International Counselling. He also views himself... Read More →

Wednesday July 26, 2017 4:00pm - 5:05pm EDT
Clarendon Boston Park Plaza
  Main Conference Session
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity, Curiosity, Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience General - All Audiences
  • Session Level All