L@S Conference – Rotorua

It’s been a privilege to attend the Learning@School conference in Rotorua over the past three days, listening to challenging keynote speakers including Jennifer Corriero speaking about her involvement in TakingITglobal, David Warlick on addressing the needs of the digital generation and Russell Bishop on messages for mainstream educators.

Immediately after the conference I have had to travel to Malaysia to follow up on some work there, so no time to develop my reflections and thoughts on this amazing event – but here is a list of some of the things that impressed me..

  • great venue and wonderful people of Rotorua
  • exceptional list of workshops and presentations, of NZ teachers presenting to other NZ teachers
  • the high level of energy among participants – and the sharing of experience among those who’ve been involved in the clusters for a while with those who are first timers
  • a ‘maturity’ that is developing in our schools – moving from wanting to be excited about the new possibilities, to asking fundamental questions like “how do we know we’re doing it right/well? etc
  • a genuine interest in leadership and management of change among principals, facilitators and cluster leaders

There’s lots more to share I’m sure, but that will have to do for the minute. Plenty more information on the conference website.

I’ve posted the presentations I did to SlideShare:

For those who attended and may want to review the links I shared etc.

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