Day Two started with a keynote speech, delivered by Will Richardson: This is Not a Unit: Eight Shifts for Every Curriculum. His message focused on how differently teachers need to think when considering how students learn best. Will talked about using devices in the classroom and how we use them to connect to learning - "Two billion people will be connected to the Web by 2011 - 2 billion predictors? OR 2 billion potential teachers from around the world?" He spoke about eight shifts - Shift #1 - DO talk to strangers! This is what I've believed for the past 10 years and I've spent a career defending it. Share your work and self with the world, invite advice and feedback! Teach our students about ethics and safety - embrace new ways of learning. I am ready to have more conversations about these shifts. Our kids are worth it!
Great sessions today around creativity and engaging students in authentic projects. I know I will continue learning and being inspired; passion is overflowing.