Thursday, January 2, 2014


As I gear up for the spring semester with teachers and students, I want to bring the same Edcamps and similar events to my staff and students to inspire them to innovate just as I was inspired. I have noticed that, while educators attend many conferences, few conferences are chances to network, to collaborate, to solve eduproblems. Therefore, educators leave the conferences with new ideas but few plans on how and when to integrate them. At Edcamp ATX, we put on a session to solve #eduproblems. At the end of the session, attendees were to leave with a product to go back and share and implement. If this same mentality were brought back to teacher PD and student learning, how would learning change?

Hence, my Eduresolution is to provide learners with the opportunity to create. Creation alone is a skill missing from many trainings and instruction. Yet, it is, perhaps, one of the most critical. When we look back on advancement, what is the one thing in common: the opportunity to create.

I challenge you to focus on creation this year and document how learning changes within and outside of your classrooms!

1 comment:

  1. Cool post. Have you seen #ShowYourWork? Something like that, educators could use post-edcamp to demo their learning experiences. We encourage students to build a portfolio of work. Teachers, librarians, media specialists, instructional designers and others should, too.