Death of Education, Dawn of Learning

The K12 Online Conference has begun with a pre-conference presentation by Stephen Heppell. This intimate presentation is summed up with the idea that we are seeing the “death of education and the dawn of learning”. A thoughful beginning to this year’s conference.

My take away thoughts are that we must continue to be as optimistic as Stephen Heppell and believe that these are indeed exciting days to be involved in public education.  The opportunities for education as community, as mutuality, as democracy are here – it is up to “us” to embrace the tools, we cannot wait for “them” to find us.

While the K12 Online Conference is mainly aimed at educators, parents might be interested in taking in Lorna Costantini and Matt Montagne’s presentation, scheduled for October 31. There are 40 presentations to access over the next 2 weeks – there is sure to be something for everyone.

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