First I would like to thank Kim Sivick for inviting me to post on this blog. I am not an official “Teacher of the Future,” but I am doing my best to keep up with the changing world of education. One way I keep up with things is by attending and organizing conferences, in particular unconferences. Unconferences are collaborative learning experiences run by the particupants. There are no proposed (or rejected) workshops. People show up, some offer to run sessions, some don’t, and we all learn something. These conferences are free and open to anyone.
This year I am part of the organizing team for the first (annual?) EdcampIS to be held at The Northwest School in Seattle on March 3rd, the day after the NAISAC conference ends. The conference is free and open to all educators (not just from independent schools). We are hoping that a tradition of EdcampIS will follow the NAISAC conference each year, just as Edubloggercon as become a part of the ISTE conference. If you are going to be in Seattle, I hope you will stay an extra day and try out a new conference experience! Please register and check out who else will be there.
Director of Academic Technology
Belmont Hill School