It started with Steven Heppel talking about where we are going as educators and ended up at the end of the internet with David Warlick.
There were many educators and learners from around Hong Kong, Asia and the world attending and it was amazing to connect face to face with some of my PLN! Thank you everyone.
It's quite difficult to pick out one, and only one thing that you have learnt or something that you will take away but here are a couple or a few depending on how inspired I am!
- What are you going to ask prospective educators when you interview them for a position in your school? Are you going to ask if they have a PLN? Are you going to ask what and how they learn from their PLN? If they don't have one and if they are not sharing and collaborating with other learners then should you employ them? This is something that I will have to think about again, and again and again!
- How can you encourage educators to BE learners and if they aren't what are we going to do? This is such a huge question! I do believe that we have a duty to be learners, we have a duty to learn new things because if we don't then we are not modeling that for the children we are working with and we are doing them a disservice!
- Learning engagements should be:playful, responsive, provoking conversation, demanding of personal investment, allow identity to flow through and we need to guide through safely-made mistakes. Lastly don't forget the surprise!