Monday, February 16, 2009

21st Century Learning Fair

As a result of working with Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach and Will Richardson this year in a PLP consortium, our group decided that our school needed a day to "jump-start" a movement on our campus. The movement I am referring to is movement toward 21st century classrooms. As a school, we have already begun this movement but at a somewhat slow pace. We are hoping this special day will help to catapult us into a whole new phase.

Some incredible things have already happened just as a result of preparing for our 21st Century Learning Fair. We have 30+ faculty members facilitating break-out sessions with their peers. Now, considering these folks are getting nothing extra for the extra work I think that is pretty incredible. Our group has had to fully embrace some of the web 2.0 tools. Case in point is the presentation that Tammy Hughes and Amy Dean have prepared for their session on wikis.

Tomorrow, David Warlick will address our entire faculty and administration regarding 21st century learning and literacy. If all goes well, we'll have lots of notes being taken on the wiki by scribes in each session and at the end of the day we will all have a common vision for 21st century learning on our campus.

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Anonymous Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach said...

Can't wait to hear how it all goes. Please pass our congratulations and good wishes on to your team. Woo Hoo!

February 17, 2009 at 6:57 AM  

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