You’re invited to join an interactive Twitter chat about innovation in our schools. Mark your calendar for October 21st at 7:00pm CST. Ben Gilpin, Dr. Kaylen Tucker, and I will be co-moderating a National Conversation about Innovation. We want to hear your innovation “Dos & Don’ts”!
As a precursor to the chat, check out the NAESP Principal Magazine article titled, “Leadership for Tomorrow” by clicking HERE. The article features innovative insights from respected educators across the country including Rafranz Davis, Dr. Joe Mazza, Jennie Magiera, and Sarah Thomas.
If you’ve never participated in a Twitter chat feel free to reach out for support. We will tweet out a question every five minutes to the hashtags #CE15 and #NAESP. Chat participants can respond to the questions and interact with one another. Be sure to include the hashtags in your tweets as well!
For a sneak preview of the chat questions check out the flyer above. We’re looking forward to connecting!
Our kids are counting on us to lead learning with a relevant and connected pedagogy. The approach we use is critical to students’ long-term success. In order to put kids first we’ve got to change the narrative. We’ve got to prioritize pedagogy…NOT apps or devices.
In order to do this we must begin by asking better questions:
“How might we provide students an authentic audience for their work?”
“In what ways can we tap into Social Media as Learning Media?”
“How can we infuse student voice and innovation into the Common Core State Standards?”
“What is the best thing that could happen if we embrace a more connected approach to teaching and learning?”
“What traditions and educational staples (pun intended) do we need to STOP doing?”
It’s time to get serious about pedagogy. Teaching the YouTube Generation without providing safe and scaffolded opportunities for students to contribute to YouTube is absurd. We’ve got to connect kids to authentic learning experiences that are congruent with the collaborative world they live in. Click HERE to view a three minute video highlighting some of the ways our team is connecting students to their world.