We are educating children in perhaps one of the most challenging times in recent decades, or perhaps even centuries. I would add that I consider the past 35 years of my education career to have been the most exciting time to be an educator. One can no longer say that you can get a teaching degree and then teach one year, 30 times.
I will talk about my efforts to factor down, the complexities that are forcing these changes, into a three-bullet list, and perfect storm of converging conditions that are undeniable and that have profound implications to teaching, learning and schooling.
Briefly, we are,
- Preparing a new generation of learners
- Within a new information environment
- For a future we can not clearly describe
I will also share some ideas and techniques that professional educators are using to engaging in the daily, casual and self-directly professional developing that is so essential for this profession in this time. We’ll look at how you can cultivate your personal learning network.
- Our Students • Our Worlds (keynote) – handouts
- Data Visualization – handouts
- In-Time, Ongoing, Self-Directed Professional Development – Personal Learning Networks – handouts
- Backchannel transcript is here