Connecting Leaders 2012, Vancouver British Columbia

Personal Notes:»

I suspect that one of the challenges faced by school leaders, determined to retool their schools for 21st century learning, is making the case. So many of your (and our) community members feel that the education they received 20, 30, or 50 years ago was successful, and they see little reason to include computers and the Internet in the formula.

My keynote is designed to help you make they case. It’s simple. It’s a three bullet list. It’s a story you can tell during a typical elevator ride. It is three converging conditions that are forcing us to re-think education for the first time in decades.

You can find the online handouts at the following links.

  • Harnessing the Perfect Storm (keynote) – handouts
  • Cracking the Code of the Digital Information Experience – handouts
  • Backchannel transcript is here


It is a pleasure to be back in Vancouver and talking with school leaders. I feel like this has been my Canadian tour, already delivering two presentations in Winnipeg. Alas, I didn’t get to see Neil Young’s childhood home.

It was a late flight in to Vancouver last night, but, thankfully, not quite as cold as in Winnipeg, as I waited for the shuttle to the airport. I took this picture that I found to be very interesting, with the lighting and lack of lighting.

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