Some of you know that my philosophy of teaching is three-pronged: constructivism (Vygotsky), constructionism (Pappert), and connectivism (Siemens). I ran across connectivism last year and said to myself, “He just put into words what I’ve been doing and focusing on.” Well, I got an email from George asking me to participate in the Future of Education online conference.
Oh, my … so many great presenters … I asked myself, “What can a lifetime teacher share?” I say lifetime because I first started teaching when I was 8. I taught my neighbor boys, Kevin and Kelly (then 2 and 3), how to write their names. We used their little blackboard and chalk at their little kids’ table.
So I’ve been mulling for a while and have decided to lead a discussion on the future of teacher preparation. A huge influence on education in the future. I plan on asking lots of questions and getting folks’ input on how to make teacher preparation better.
Come join the fun: Future of Education – click on the 3rd link once you know the time of the session you want to attend. You can also register for the conference (it’s free) and add your location to the attendr site – kinda cool!