Wake Up with Wonderopolis | #NCTE15


Attending the NCTE Conference in Minneapolis and looking for Sunday breakfast plans?

Join Wonderopolis and friends for a free and very special “Wake Up with Wonder” breakfast on Sunday, November 22. Our *Wonder*ful panelists (below) will be sharing their ideas, stories, and best practices for fueling students’ passion for learning by appealing to their innate curiosities.

Space is limited – Please let us know if you can join us!* Here’s where we’ll be and when:

Hilton Minneapolis – Conference Hotel (connected to the Convention Center)

Room: Conrad A

Time: 7:30am-8:45am


The Panelists

(left to right) 

Paul Hankins – High school English teacher, Wonder Ambassador – #WonderopolisHS (@PaulWHankins)

Georgia Heard – Author of A Place for Wonder (@Georgiaheard1)

JoEllen McCarthy – The Educator Collaborative Book Ambassador (@JoEllenMcCarthy)

Barbara Phillips – 2nd grade teacher, Wonder Ambassador (@WonderPhillips)

Kristin Ziemke – Teacher and author of Amplify: Digital Teaching and Learning in the K-6 Classroom and Connecting Comprehension & Technology (@KristinZiemke)


*If you’re unable to join us for breakfast, don’t worry. The gang will reconvene for A Place of W.O.N.D.E.R., a special roundtable session on Sunday, Nov. 22 from 12-1:15 p.m. in 208AB:

A Place for Wonder: Celebrating Inquiry, Discovery, and Ways to Wonder (208AB)
Sponsored by the National Center for Families Learning (NCFL)
In this roundtable session participants join the conversation about ways students learn about the world: Wondering, Observing, Navigating, Designing, Exploring, and Researching. Mentor authors, Georgia Heard, Marissa Moss, and lead learners will share work that springs from a Place of W.o.n.d.e.r. inside and outside classroom spaces.
Roundtable 1: “Exploration and Engagement for All Learners: Pairing Texts” JoEllen McCarthy, The Educator Collaborative, Erica Pecorale, Long Island
University, Riverhead, New York
Roundtable 2: “Digital Texts and Tools” Kristin Ziemke, Chicago Public Schools, Illinois
Roundtable 3: “Wonderful World of Words” Georgia Heard, author/independent consultant, North Palm Beach, Florida
Roundtable 4: “Observation and Discovery: Building a Culture of Inquiry and Investigation in Classrooms” Paul Hankins, Floyds Knobs, Indiana
Roundtable 5: “Navigating New Questions: Wonderopolis & Wonder Ground for Educators” Barbara Phillips, Monroe Schools, Ohio
Roundtable 6: “Reimagining Research” Marissa Moss, Simon & Schuster, New York, New York