Monday, June 25, 2012

Sunday at ISTE 2012

Following the great start on Saturday with the SocialEdCon 2012, where new contacts were made and long friendships renewed, I was looking forward to getting to the conference proper today.
The opening keynote began at 1.30 however, I was planning to spend the afternoon with the Global Collaboration Symposium with Lucy Gray which began at 2.00. I decided to drop in on the keynote, I was completely surprised that in a room of 6000 people I sat next to Dorothy Burt's husband Russell, we had first met four years ago at ISTE in San Antonio.
The keynote was a great rallying call, however I did slip away to Room 5 where a inspirational teachers were sharing their experiences in building a global network of collaborative projects.
The high point for me was hearing from teachers who have been able to integrate global projects into their curriculum planning, ensuring that the pedagogy is sound and that the projects are sustainable.
Ahead of the main keynote in which Sir Ken Robinson is a panelist, I managed to take a break in the luxuriously appointed Bloggers Lounge......I do still feel at home among my peeps :-)

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