Presentation Title: A Gardener’s Approach To Learning
When I left the North Carolina State Department of Public Instruction in 1995, the Internet was still a wilderness for the educators who even knew that it existed. I, and others, saw ourselves as trailblazers, establishing routes and landmarks for those who followed.
Then, for years, settling that wilderness became an allegory for an education institution that was, at last, starting to establish the means to move into this new environment and even beginning to expect educators to leave the established but increasingly irrelevant centuries old structures and move into a new and fertile landscape.
It might be usefully to extend this story from pioneers, then settlers, and talk about learning gardeners. Our classrooms and extended learning environments have become great gardens of potential, and it has become our job to cultivate learning..
Presenter: Dean Shareski Location: Moose Jaw, Saskatchewan, Canada Twitter:@shareski
Presentation Title: Sharing: The Moral Imperative
Presentation Description: This keynote looks at the new obligation of sharing for educators. With stories from the a variety of sources, the fact that we now have the ability to teach and share beyond our classrooms is moving from “nice to do” to “necessary to do”. See if you agree.
As we have in past years of the conference, for the 2010 K-12 Online Conference each week we’ll feature a “live event” including our keynote speakers. For our pre-conference week, which starts today, Dean Shareski will join us for a “fireside chat” in Elluminate on October 15, 2010 from 12am to 1am GMT. Before deciding you can’t be up that early, please use this timeanddate.com link to verify the DATE and TIME in your local area. This will be the evening of Thursday, October 14th in North America: Specifically 8 pm EST / 7 pm CST / 6 pm MST / 5 pm PST.