Since arriving home from EduCon 2.3 I keep telling myself that I need to blog about the experience in great detail. But as I have read from many others, that will take time to sink in. I think I need much more reflection on what was an incredible experience before I can properly detail it here. But I feel the need to post a brief reflection anyway.
It is through connecting and networking that we learn. That is plainly evident to anyone who attends Educon in the true spirit of the unconference experience. I attended the weekend with 4 other innovative educators from my school. We had all attended last year and couldn’t wait to get to 22nd and Arch where The Science Leadership Academy is located. And we were not disappointed.
We teach in a traditional school. But we are lucky to have the support of our school to attend EduCon and to support our 1 to 1 pilot.
One of the incredible things about Educon is the opportunity for everyone to meet the people that we have been connecting with on Twitter and on blogs in person. When you already have a connection with someone, meeting them in person deepens that connection and lets you know how tall they are! (Those twitter pics are small)
I will discuss the sessions that I attended in the next post and will certainly drop some names as well. But I can say, as I did in, my last post that the conversations in the halls, the library, the café, and just about anywhere were almost as good as the conversations in the sessions. I am already looking forward to next year, which will be my fourth.
So more to come.
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