Hello from SXSWedu2016 in Austin. Everyone calls this the best education conference in the country and yet my crystal ball mostly predicts tacos, beer, and bbq.
I'm here with my good friend Josh Timlin and we're looking for seminars that don't suck. You too?
I'll be posting some of the sessions we'll be attending for the next week-- stuff that looks sexy and yet, sexy, too. And, by that, I mean, "good." I expect it to be a target rich environment.
Try "Unsanctioned Professional Development," our session on Tues 11am at the Hilton, Salon A.
This hilarious commercial will tell you everything about dope teachers doing dope sh*t. Just like Kanye, only as public school teachers who eat school lunch.
Lots of professional development turns teachers off: it’s boring, management-centered, and transactional. It's "paint by numbers" learning, where teachers attend most seminars and meetings because they are required to.
The problem? Teachers, fatigued by "proving" they are learning, lose interest in their own professional development. But most teachers actually want to learn and grow as professionals. Educators must also evolve and to hone their craft in this ever-changing landscape, but how? Join two teachers discussing UPD, a tool kit of techniques that puts teacher curiosity at the center of a teacher's growth. UPD helps equip (& energize) teachers to learn what they want, how they want.
See you on Tuesday and everywhere before and after.
And now? Pork in some form.
Let's get out there and change the world.