Midway through the 2013 Lausanne Learning Institute and I already feel re-energized, ready for the school year ahead. I LOVE this conference. It’s where my life was changed nine years ago and I have been back every year since – and for good reason..the learning is great!
This year’s event kicked off Sunday with pre-conference workshops and a keynote from Science Leadership Academy Principal and general all around learning rockstar Chris Lehmann, followed by today’s morning keynote from British educator Tim Rylands, who both challenged and entertained the crowd with his masterful storytelling. In between the stories he managed to share a number of ideas about gaming and digital resources with us and, while I had seen/used many of the tools before, there were a few that I am nudged to go back and look at again and a few new ones. Tim shares his resources here.
I was inspired when Tim reinforced my belief that personal blogging should be a central component to a student’s school life, a place where they share the best of their skills and passions with the world. I am now excited to get to my “Learning to Blog – Blogging to Learn” session tomorrow.
I shared in three sessions today, and four more tomorrow. It’s exciting to see people get excited about what you share. Up tomorrow are a couple of practical sessions on blogging and creative commons and a couple of bigger picture sessions on new approaches to teaching and learning and personal branding on the web.
It will go by quickly!