Tuesday, October 14, 2014

Breakouts and Keynotes #ulearn14

Confirming Ideas

#Ulearn13 (as seen here in my last year reflections), was an absolute game changer for me and it completely revolutionised my practice.  My journey during the past year has been epic.  Developing Learner Agency in my single-cell class, then trying to make that work over 4 classes with 5 teachers and 120 kids has been one-hell-of-a-journey.

Over the next three days during #ulearn14, I consolidated and confirmed a lot of my ideas and beliefs about teaching and learning in the 21C.  I attempted to connect with some of the twitter peeps I follow, I even printed out my @fuse711 handle so that people might recognise me.  I guess it was pretty hard to figure me out based on my mammoth beard... Lol, actually it wasn't until I changed my profile picture that some people tweeted me "Oh that's who you were!" (@mrs_hyde) made me think I should have changed it before I went... 


Of the people I did meet, @heymilly, @Juliet_Revell, @hull_karla, @CaroBush, Ollie and Jenny from @StonefieldsSch, @mrehu, @CatrionaPene, @steve_katene, @kyliegorrie, to name a few, I really enjoyed our chats about learning, pedagogy, passions, 'this is how we do' and good old fashion fun and enjoyment.  Keep up the good work team. Let's keep up this conversation.

Where to now?

Minecraft, minecraft!  What a cool tool 4 school!

Keep on, keepin' on! I believe, whole-heartedly, that MLE, MLP or whatever you want to call it, IS the way forward.  It makes so much sense and the benefits for the learner by far outweigh the negatives. And that's what we're all here for.

Breakout Two: Chrissie Butler @chrissiebutler

Keynote 2: Adam Lefstein @ALefstein

I switch off here... sorry :)

Keynote 3: Dr Katie Novak @KatieNovakUDL

Breakout Three: Ollie Baker & Jenny Pearson @StonefieldsSch

...And was too busy playing games here...

Breakout Four: Amanda Hyde @mrs_hyde @CaroBush @kasseylee11 @BeLchick1

Breakout Six: Jessica Videl & Amelia Sale @jessiccakatex  @ameliasale 

Keynote 4: Quinn Norton @quinnnorton

  1. hackerspace (also referred to as a hacklab, makerspace or hackspace) is a community-operated workspace where people with common interests, often in computers, machining, technology, science, digital art or electronic art; can meet, socialize and collaborate.

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