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Registration is Open!
Deadline is July 24, 2013
Appy Hour Professional Development
July 9, 2013 - 9:00am
Creating Collaboration Projects Using Distance Learning
July 11, 2013 - 9:00am
Moodle: Build It And They Will Come - BASICS Professional Development
July 16, 2013 - 9:00am
Yes, I often post about media--I get it, I'm the media lady. And forgive me, but this is another post about media. I read an interesting article the other day that referred to students as "Free Agent Learners". I was immediately intrigued by this term. Today's students are curious and have the tools at there fingertips to go exploring and to create. And according to the article below, they want more media for learning and assessment.
More than a few educators from our area will travel to Philadelphia later this week to participate in EduCon 2.2. EduCon is a mashup of Educational Conversations (not, conference). Though it is considered a conference, it is more. Read Chris Lehmann's reflection about what EduCon has meant to SLA (Science Leadership Academy), it's teachers, parents and most importantly, its students.
Here's a bit that really resonates with me...
The conference is about the community of people and the ideas we share. It's not a place for big speeches, it's a place for well-thought conversation. It is a place for ideas, not stuff, and there isn't much swag at all and there isn't an exhibit floor. What there is, in abundance, is really smart people who care deeply about the future of education and how we all can make it better.