I am frantically trying to study and keep track of what is happening at the K12online conference while dishing out Maths study material and exam papers to Roberto (he is writing maths next week).
The first Keynote of this conference is about “Inventing the New Boundaries”.
“For decades, education has been an easy institution to define. It consisted of a set of accepted literacy skills, a definable body of knowledge, and the pedagogies for teaching those skills to willing students who were arranged in straight rows. Today, for the first time in decades (in generations of teachers), we are facing the challenge of changing our notions about teaching and learning to adapt to a rapidly changing world. We are struggling to rethink what it is to be educated, to reinvent the classroom, and redefine what it is to be a teacher and a student. There is much that has changed, and for much of it, we have responded to by attempting to ignore, filter, or to block it out”
I have blogged about this conference keynote at my ICT4champions blog…