Just thought I’d share a new workshop description that I’m adding to my speaking offerings:
Teaching and Learning in an Age of Abundance
Two trillion webpages. Two billion people connected online. Over 600,000 apps. 1.2 billion smartphones.
In just over a decade, we’ve gone from a world where access to information, knowledge, and teachers was relatively scarce to a world where all of those are absolutely abundant. That fact dramatically changes they way we think about education and what the kids in our schools will need to survive and flourish in a fast changing, networked and connected world.
In this workshop, we’ll explore the shifts from scarcity to abundance as they apply to learning, thinking deeply about ourselves as learners along the way. How do our expectations of literacy change when the unedited sum of human knowledge is at our fingertips? How do we connect with others to create real work that adds to that knowledge base and changes the world for the better? How do we deal with the transparency required to make the best of public learning spaces online? And more.
Educating for abundance means that instead of becoming college or career ready, our students need to be learning ready, able to fully take advantage of all they now have access to and develop their own paths to an education and work. This intensive one or two day experience will fundamentally change the way you think about education and schooling, and will start you down a new path of deep, connected, modern learning for yourself and your students.