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!
Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Ageby Krauss and Boss showcases teachers on the leading edge of project design. Like their students, they use emerging and tried-but-true technologies to communicate, connect, and collaborate. Now available from ISTE, Amazon, and others.
New release! Bringing Innovation to School: Empowering Students to Thrive in a Changing World by Suzie Boss. Now available from Solution Tree, Amazon, and more.
RECENT EVENTS ~Better with Practice~ A three-part webinar on PBL implementation sponsored by Project Foundry. ~Book Conversation with Jane and Suzie PBL has new momentum ~ISTE 2010~ Here are links to our sessions RECENT EVENTS ~Educon~ Watch our Learning that Sticks presentation at Educon2.1. ~Teachers Teaching Teachers~ Listen to the podcast on EdTech Talk about digital-age projects with hosts from Teachers Teaching Teachers and fellow guest Chris Lehmann. ~ISTE in Second Life~ Join our avatars in Second Life for a discussion with ISTE's Special Interest Group for Technology Coordinators. ~Classroom 2.0 Conversation~ Listen to our Classroom 2.0 discussion about Reinventing Project-Based Learning, moderated by Steve Hargadon on April 9. ~Principal Leadership~ What's the school leader's role in supporting projects? That's the topic of our article in Principal Leadership(Dec. 2007 issue). It's highlighted by the New Tech Foundation, which puts projects at the center of learning. ~Meet Us at Tapped In~ Tapped In Part 3 of our conversation about Web 2.0 Tools for Schools, held on Thurs., Nov. 15, from 5-6 p.m. (Pacific). ~ISTE Webinar~ Practical ideas about project-based learning for the digtal age. ISTE Webinar on Reinventing Project-Based Learning Wed., Oct. 24, 1 p.m. (Pacific).
"This is a journey that every educator needs to embark upon, and this highly readable road map is the perfect companion for the trip.”—Will Richardson, author of Blogs, Wikis, Podcasts, and Other Powerful Web Tools for Classrooms “I heartily recommend this newly published book to any and all educational technology practitioners. Authors Suzie Boss and Jane Krauss know PBL, how kids learn, and how to create meaningful learning environments for students.”—Lynne Wolters “This book by Jane Krauss and Suzie Boss is a gem.”—Vicki Davis, creator of Flat Classroom Project