Bring IT Together 2014 has without a doubt been an amazing conference. We are stronger than ever before. One of the aspects that make this conference special is the Focusing on TOGETHER in Bring IT Together.
I want to extent an sincere thank you to the entire “Green Shirt Team” for the vision and work to plan an exciting, engaging and connecting conference. Well done!
The Journey Challenge:
As you prepare to travel back to your respective school boards, savour the highs, the new learnings and your new connections. I also want to encourage you to consider this wonderful event as the starting point of a journey. I am thinking that the most important thing that happens between now and the 2015 conference event is the journey you will take.
Some thinking prompts:
- How has your growth mindset changed as a result of something that happened here at the conference?
- How will you nurture the new connections you made?
- Will you change the way in which you participate in professional learning?
- How will you share?
- How will you make your thinking visible?
- What actions will you take to help a colleague move along their professional growth path?
Plan to make a difference!
Safe travels, see you online.
It was a pleasure for me to team up with Jennifer Paziuk to present on Innovative Learning Opportunities. As promised, we are sharing the session resources.
Futures Forum Project -June 28, 2013 from WRDSB Learning Services on Vimeo.
Additional blog articles about the WRDSB Futures Forum Project.
~Mark & Jennifer
I appreciated the opportunity to team up with Michelle Cordy and Doug Sadler to have a pre Bring It Together 2014 conference interview with keynote George Couros yesterday.
Watch the interview:
Additional ECOO video podcasts are online [here].
As your school year schedule settles in and your thoughts drift to incorporating professional learning, there are many great opportunities happening in Ontario.
OSSEMOOC launches a mini course series (“mini-moocs”) this week featuring a presentation by Brenda Sherry and Peter LeBlanc on Wednesday Sept. 24th. Details are [here].
Perhaps attending an Ed Camp is on your list to experience. Never been to an Ed Camp? Check out these Ed Camp related blog posts by Donna Miller Fry to get a good sense of what to expect.
Ed Camp Barrie, one of several Ed Camps in Ontario this year, is running on Saturday September 27th. Registration and other details are available at the EdCamp Barrie web site. If you can’t attend in person and are interested in participating as a virtual learner follow the #edcampbarrie Twitter stream and watch for details about live-streaming of select sessions.
A little farther down the road, plan to attend Bring It Together 2014, the jointly offered Ed Tech conference offered by ECOO and OASBO ICT. The conference is running November 5th-7th.
Enjoy your professional learning journey.