I am attending EduCon 2.2 and just getting ready to start the final day. Yesterday I had the privilege to facilitate a conversation with Danja Mahoney and Michael Springer, and chat with some of the smartest most thoughtful educators around. Our topic was Subversive PD: Creating a culture of collaboration to bring educators into the 21st century. Our focus was looking for strategies that work, in the absence of administrative and teacher support and/or awareness, to foster professional growth. Are there ways that we, as individuals, can help drive change in our hallways, schools and districts? We had a great turn out, which frankly surprised me. Discussion notes can be found on the session wiki.
What I love about EduCon is that it takes the best part of traditional conferences, those wonderful thoughtful hallway conversations and makes them last for three days. It brings Higher Ed, K-12 and others interested in learning together to focus on learning and education in general. It is not about technology, it is about challenging ourselves to think about what we do, why we do it and can we do it better.
Looking forward to learning and thinking today.