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Participant Quotes
 
"We were expecting to gain a few tidbits on teaching, but we left with strategies that have the potential to change the culture and attitude of our school forever."
...4 Teachers from Brooklyn College Academy, grades 9 - 10

"Thanks for allowing me the opportunity to share in this awesome learning experience."
...Math Teacher, Cape Coral, Florida

"This conference was the best educational experience I've had since I left college. I've been to seminars, clinics, and all kinds of workshops, but this conference was more value than anything I've experienced. In the past week, I reflected more on my teaching practices than I've ever done since I began my career."
...Teacher of Middle School Science, St. Lawrence County, New York

"I was awed by your effort to make each person at the conference feel valued."
...Middle School Teacher, ELA, State of Delaware

"We had an amazing experience at the conference!"
...Social Studies Teachers, New York City, New York

"I want to say how much I enjoyed the week. The level of learning just continues to rise every year!"
...Staff Developer, Milwaukee, Wisconsin

"Our team became a cohesive group of educators that truly have the kids at heart. We are going to really try to get together on a regular basis to discuss and encourage each other with things learned at this conference."
...Elementary Teacher, St. Lawrence County, New York
Focus Format Participants Family Costs University Credit History E-mail

 
    EXPERIENCE THE WORLD OF....
    CONSTRUCTIVISM
      AT THE:
Constructivist Design Conference on Educational Improvement
July 19-23, 2010
St. Lawrence University
Canton, New York
You'll have to experience it to believe it, which is what constructivism is all about.
    Learners build on prior knowledge and experiences; learning occurs through engagement of the learner by a teacher using constructivist strategies including inquiry-based questions, group work, peer and self evaluation, and performance-based authentic task assessment.

Conference Team

   AT THIS CONFERENCE, YOU WILL NOT JUST ATTEND LECTURES TO HEAR EXPENSIVE SPEAKERS GIVE LIP SERVICE ABOUT EDUCATIONAL STRATEGIES
 
ARE YOU EXCEPTIONALLY CARING, HARD-WORKING, DEDICATED TO CHILDREN 24/7, KNOW YOU HAVE AN IMPACT, BUT ARE FRUSTRATED WITH THE EDUCATIONAL SYSTEM???? YOU BELONG AT THE CONFERENCE!
  • You WILL immerse yourself.
  • You WILL experience and model teaching strategies that are driving positive educational reform.
  • You WILL roll up your sleeves and dig into a project that has meaning and value.
  • You WILL have an opportunity to use professional presenters, university professors, administrators, parents, classroom teachers, board of education members, state education department officials, and students as sounding boards and resources to help you learn and achieve.
  • You WILL, in a short, intensive time period, design and strategize the implementation of a unit, plan, process, or goal for your individual classroom, school, or district.
  • You WILL choose a task or project to work on, have an opportunity to conduct your work in an environment rich with knowledgeable people, technology, and other resources to support you, and leave with a notable accomplishment.
  • You WILL find that the resources, people, and networking available at the Design Conference on Teaching and Learning are incredible.

QUESTIONS?   E-mail Us !

 
"The Design Conference leaves me energized, after having had the opportunity to be the learner and sharer of my learning with so many committed, skilled and caring educators."

  
Sponsored by:
  • The Institute for Learning Centered Education
  • St. Lawrence University
  • St. Lawrence Valley Teachers' Learning Center
  • North Country Teacher Resource Center
  • St. Lawrence-Lewis BOCES, Adirondack Teachers' Center
  • Champlain Valley Educational Services

Feedback from Previous Years

2007 Assessment Results in PDF format

2006 Assessment Results in PDF format

2005 Assessment Results

2004 Assessment Results

2002 Teams and Tasks
2002 Assessment Results

2001 Assessment Results

2000 Assessment Results

Focus Format Participants Family Costs University Credit History E-mail