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#whatisschool archive 26.06.14 “Global Connections & Summer Learning”

What is school? Global Connections & Summer Learning


Thank you to everyone who joined today’s conversation again today at #whatisschool. It was a pleasure to have you there (although I am currently in Perth I have managed to sneak online to put together a quick post and an archive of the chat. I will be going through the archive later today – I have heard from both Laura and Mark that it was incredible. Trended again as well – #whatisschool is getting bigger and better thanks to you and we have only been going for 3 weeks! Below is a short summary from Laura about today’s #whatisschool:

Thank You for another rousing #whatisschool
 
As I reflect on the comments that whizzed past at lightning speed tonight, expressions and ideas about what school should be, what it could be; I was struck with a thought.  While it is great to talk about what we want to do, we need to set in motion a way to aid each other in actualizing our ideas.   We have a great opportunity to pump up our lesson plans and create something that could set in motion change for your whole school, student body and community.  This week I’d like to challenge you to think about an “I can” project for your class. It could be a huge project like my “Just Be You” PBL that explores talents and collaboration, or something as simple as using tech to enhance your weakest lesson plan.  Lets make it a summer project we will try out in the fall. Bring your ideas and be ready to collaborate with your peers as we shape the future in a way that is good for students, parents and teachers; creating a culture of leadership and exploration with out fear, together. -Laura


We have done our best to create an edchat space where people can express an unbiased response to questions about schooling, where educators have a voice in shaping the future through their experience, recommendations and interests.

Here is the archive of our chat via @storify – https://storify.com/mrkempnz/what-is-school-global-connections-and-summer-learn – Please share and make sure you join the conversation next week.

Every week we will post a short reflection like this after our discussion and provide the links to our archive through Storify (as above). Every Monday we will also share the questions for the upcoming session via twitter and our blogs.

Join us Thursday, July 3 at 7pm EST as we continue to explore the possibilities #whatisschool

If you have any questions you would like to discuss or areas of interest within the relm of #whatisschool please contact me via twitter @mrkempnz or via email
Co-moderated by author, speaker Laura Hill @candylandcaper and international educator Craig Kemp @Mrkempnz – Please contact either of us with your questions and ideas, we’d love to hear from you!

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Craig Kemp

Craig Kemp

I am a passionate Head of Educational Technology at a large International School in Singapore. I am a lifelong learner, dream creator and thought leader. I love to inspire others and find inspiration. Co-founder of #whatisschool, #asiaED edchats and #pubPD.

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