It's amazing how many sessions you can squeeze into a 2-day time period: 2-morning keynotes (comprised of 4 speakers each), 11 presentation sessions, a workshop or two during lunch, and 3 "Think Tank" sessions! My brain was serving as an extra-absorbent sponge! It's interesting to see how other schools are incorporating elements of flipped or blended classes, integrating online learning as a way to personalize and individualize the educational experiences to help students raise their own personal bar. It's been interesting having discussions with people who are leaps and bounds ahead of us and how they are doing what they are in their schools; likewise, it's been interesting to see the ways in which we are ahead of the learning curve.
Along the way, during these two days, there has been a lot of talk about "change." That (of course) serves more than #edtech. "Change" is that one thing that is truly constant, and many of us fear. Yet my favorite quote this week is:
This image show a parallel place to where we are now.
As we move forward, it's only true that we wrestle a bit. As you go forth, take note of where you are so you know where to go next.
Images from http://quozio.com/quote/6a8e9787#!t=1018, http://www.oesisgroup.com/; Old-timey photo in the Motivation app, and pic from the Photo Collection, Los Angeles Public Library.http://www.kcet.org/updaily/socal_focus/history/la-as-subject/7th-and-broadway.html