came back last week with a hiss and a roar with over 130 educators from 12 countries present for our first chat of 2017.
This week will be just as big as we welcome back #whatisschool
co-founder Laura Hill to lead with me once again.
When Laura and I started #whatisschool
in 2014, (almost three years ago, can you believe it!) we were looking for answers to our most pressing questions. As teachers, parents and student advocates we found ourselves in a vast and shifting landscape fueled by a technology revolution that had turned the way we communicate on its head and changed the way we purchased goods, listened to music, watched TV and read books. The traditional gatekeepers of corporate behemoths were swept away by new technology and education, a trillion-dollar industry in the USA alone, was in its sites. We were wondering how this would effect education, not from a corporate “dollars and sense” stand point or from a gadget-happy “got to have this” perspective.
We turned to you, the teachers, students, parents, educators and advocates of the world and the response of ideas-simple, elegant brilliant ideas was overwhelming. From retooling classroom space to integrating technological components to enhance lessons to global communication with authentic audiences we saw invention and wizardry bring sometimes miraculous results in all sectors-science, medicine, robotic, art, and communication-we were all learning, reshaping the future of education in a new image.
So now, two years later, I’d like to pose this question to you, What have you done, and where are you going?
Join Laura Hill @candylandcaper and I as #whatisschool
sharpens its pencil and takes a look back at the way technology has changed us and a look forward to where education is heading in the future.
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Join the conversation on Thursday 19 January at 6pm ET (Thursday 11pm GMT, Friday 10am AEDT, 12pm NZT, 7am Singapore) as we discuss What Is School? #whatisschool
Questions #whatisschool, January 19, 2017 6PM EDT
1) How does the past shape your future in education?
2) What innovations have brought positive change to your classroom?
3) What changes do you see as most needed in Education now, compared to when you started?
4) We often hear “that’s the way we’ve always done it,” how do we shift mindsets and create collaborative partnerships in our communities?
5) Describe your class in the year 2025, how is it different? What’s stayed the same?
6) What will you do now to shape the future of education?