Friday, June 15, 2012

See You at ISTE

I'm looking forward to the giant education conversation otherwise known as ISTE. It's a great opportunity to enjoy real-time meet-ups with folks I typically "see" only online, and meet others who are advocates of technology-rich, project-based learning. Here are two sessions I hope you'll consider adding to your busy conference calendars: -->PBL Birds of a Feather Jane and I will co-host a BoF for PBL'ers on Tuesday, June 26, 5-6:15 p.m., SDCC9. We have a game plan to keep things informal and fast-paced, and we'd love to know which questions about PBL are at the top of your list. Please join the PBL BoF group here. By nice coincidence, this session overlaps with weekly PBLchat. Use the hashtag #pblchat to suggest discussion questions, too. -->Inside the New Idea Factory On Wednesday, June 27, 11:45-12:45 p.m., SDCC9, I'll be leading a discussion about how to make innovation teachable. (Details here.) I'll share strategies and insights I gathered while researching my new book, Bringing Innovation to School. I'm delighted that Pam Moran, superintendent of Albemarle County Public Schools in Virginia, will be joining the conversation via Skype. Her district is going full throttle on multiple initiatives that encourage creativity, problem solving, and grassroots innovation. Between sessions, I look forward to hanging out in the Bloggers Cafe. Hope to see you there!