In the past day, I’ve been fortunate enough to be featured in two video-chats. Thought I’d link to them here, if you want to see me talk about some of the stuff kicking around in my brain lately:
And yesterday, I took part in a really fun, spirited webinar called Inquiry: The Very First Step in the Process of Learning with ConnectedLearning.tv which is part of the Digital Media and Learning Hub. Importantly, it was moderated by Elyse Eidman-Aadahl, Director of the National Writing Project, who is one of the amazing folks of the world.
What was awesome about both of these experiences was that they were with really amazing organizations who are doing profoundly interesting and important work, and it was humbling and awesome that they wanted me to share what we’re up to at SLA with them.
More and more, I am becoming convinced that there are a lot of people who are pulling for a profoundly humanistic, deeply empowering, modern education for kids. It may not be the dominant paradigm in the country right now, but this movement is growing. Odyssey Initiative, DMLHub/ConnectedLearning and the National Writing Project are three important organizations in that movement. I’m honored that they wanted me to lend my voice to the chorus.