As I noted yesterday, I think that it’s important that you have the chance to articulate just what it is that you’re doing with technology. If you can’t explain why and how, it’s difficult to justify the time and cost devoted to the project. In the post, I really liked the fact that Jenny Luca took the time to explain to the parents of her school community just what it is that her school is doing and why.
I’d be remiss if I didn’t take the opportunity as co-chair for the Bring IT Together Conference to invite you to articulate just what you’re doing via a presentation at this great Ontario conference in November.
From your choice of 45 minute, half-day, or full-day sessions, you’ll have an audience of colleagues where you can share just what it is that you’re doing in your classroom. Whether it’s a new piece of software, a new pedagogy, a tried and true project, …, the conference is filled with other educators looking for the best ideas to use in their classroom.
What’s unique about a conference articulation is that folks aren’t just chomping at the bit to get it over with and go home! At a conference, people are there to learn and share. It’s the social aspect that really enhances the learning.
In the move to Niagara Falls, the conference committee decided that there needed to be more than just a change in location. A very serious effort was made to facilitate the social. That’s why you’ll find the Learning Space where you can create your own edcamp like experience, the comfy chairs in the hallways, the photowalk, the socials, and just the location. The place just lends itself so nicely for conversations.
Whether it’s people wanting to challenge your premise, wanting more information about it, or looking for partnerships between classrooms, this is a great place to start.
Why not consider articulating the great things that are happening in your class and school?
The Call for Proposals is currently open. Click here to submit a proposal.
A more detailed post by yours truly appeared here.