I had the distinct pleasure of sitting next to Marco Torres at dinner last night here in the beautiful Poconos (where the leaves are at their peak color). We’re at an event for Region 4 schools in New York City where Alan November gave the keynote yesterday afternoon, I got my turn this morning, and Marco is up tomorrow. Both Marco and I are working with small cohorts of teachers over the three days to immerse them in digital storytelling and blogging respectively, and it’s already been a great learning experience for me.
Our dinner conversation with members of the Region 4 leadership spanned a wide scope that included everything from the political roadblocks to real school reform to standardized tests to the challenges of inner city schooling. Really interesting stuff.
At one point, Marco said that we need to help our students become “Judge Judys” of information. And he also mentioned that over 50% of teachers in this world are under the age of 17. Amazing.
Looking forward to some live blogging tomorrow morning.