October 22, 2015

Between Thursday and Friday, October 15 & 16, Nueva welcomed more than 1,200 attendees to both Hillsborough and Bay Meadows campuses for inspirational conversations, workshops, and presentations intended to illuminate the advancement of education in the 21st century.  This year's theme, Tipping Points in Education, drew educators, Nueva students, parents, and thought leaders from around the world, offering sessions from pre-eminent leaders in the fields of psychology, engineering, medicine, technology, education policy, gifted learning, and more. 

Explore highlights from the event in the slideshow below. 


Conference attendees checked in as they arrived to the Hillsborough campus Thursday morning.
Thursday’s sessions featured many of Nueva’s own faculty. Here, second grade teacher Sam Modest presents with Lower School Physical Education teacher Zubin Mobedshahi on the importance of the growth mindset.
Thursday’s sessions also featured live demonstrations, offering attendees the opportunity to sit in on a Nueva classroom lesson.
With school still in session on Thursday, guests had a chance to interact directly with students, as well, who provided authentic feedback.
Upper School students attended the conference, both as observers as well as participants, joining Nueva science teacher Tom McFadden on-stage for a live performance from his Science Rap Academy.
Paramount to the ILC experience is the opportunity to engage directly with the authors that line your bookshelf. Here, attendees participate in a hands-on activity with speaker Robert Poynton.
An ILC first, speakers had a chance this year to connect and network with each other at a reception help Thursday night at the Bay Meadows campus.
Attendees returned to the Hillsborough campus on Friday for a second day of sessions and panel discussions.
Speakers Fumiko Hoeft, Adam Gazzaley, Scott Barry Kaufman, Philippe Goldin, and Bruce McCanliss moderated the captivating “Future of Neuroscience-Inspired Education” panel.
Attendees filled Nueva’s biggest venues to capacity to see headline speakers. Denise Pope, featured here, discussed “Strategies for Stronger Schools and Healthy, Successful Kids.”
New York Times’ best-selling author Ned Halowell gave a thought-provoking presentations in the Gymnasium Community Center.
IDEO’s newest education collaboration, The Teachers Guild, facilitated an interactive workshop, asking “How might we spark student curiosity?” and mashing up suggested ideas into innovative prototypes.
More than anything, the ILC is a testament to the power of community. Here, Design Thinking experts Kim Saxe, George Kembel, and David Kelley pause for a moment of reflection on the progress and future of their work together.




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