It's easy to see how these students are excited about learning. K12online conference to me is a reminder of the possibilities and the power we have as teachers to change our student's lives. It does involve taking risks. This video reminds me of my early days connecting with other's online and watching what was going on with Brian Crosby with his students. Since then I've learned that sometimes "Learning is Messy" and that's o.k., actually it should be part of the way we teach. I find my self going through my school year, following the pacing plans and implementing the curriculum. The most exiting times for both my student's and I, is when I stop to explore themes more and do some projects. Now, I wonder if it was the other way around and I started with these projects as a launching pad to all the learning going on? Thanks Kevin for a very cool pre-conference Keynote.
Pre-conf keynote (Honeycutt)
Possible questions to discuss (click edit above to add your own questions):
- What has gotten you excited to be a self-directed learner? How do we find and encourage this in our students?
- How can we fit these kinds of authentic experiences into our standards-based curriculum?
- How can we (or should we) remix learning?
- What should ubiquitous access to technology be doing for learning?
- How might we make education a national project (the "education race") without using test scores or other analytics that take us in the wrong direction?
How can we connect with others to build more love of learning as teachers?