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Friday, October 14 • 2:30pm - 3:20pm
Breaking the Blockbuster Model: Seeing "What's Next" in Classrooms

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Breaking the Blockbuster Mode examines teaching practices we've long-considered traditional and how classrooms can transform for the better with edtech and accessibility in mind. By taking audiences through the three metaphors of The Movie Theatre Model, the Blockbuster Model, & the Streaming Model, we'll take a hard look at long-standing pedagogical practices like direct instruction, textbooks, grades, and late-work penalties and explore how to change those paradigms to better meet the needs of students and families.

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Nate Ridgway

Teacher, Teaching From The Ridge
Nate is a tech-loving history teacher from Indianapolis, Indiana and author of two books on teaching. Don’t Ditch That Tech: Differentiation in a Digital World, and Breaking the Blockbuster Model: Using Edtech and Accessibility to “See What’s Next” in Classrooms. He was the Indiana Connected Educator of the Year in 2020 and his work has been featured in such publications as the New York Times and Washington Post. He also holds a Master’s Degree in History from the University of Indianapolis... Read More →

Friday October 14, 2022 2:30pm - 3:20pm EDT
Room 506 National Inventors Hall of Fame STEM Middle School