Cross posted on Ideas and Thoughts It’s been a great privilege of mine to organize and host several evenings across Canada called “Ignite Your Passion for Discovery”. These evenings are held in a local watering hole and feature passionate educators from the Discovery Educator Network and beyond sharing a story of passion be it in
85 educators walk into a bar… That’s what happened last night in Vancouver. A gathering of teachers from various districts crammed into a small space to share passions and connect with folks who are passionate about children and learning. This rendition, like the previous events in Winnipeg and Edmonton featured great presenters and enthusiastic participants who
After last week, I was a little scared. Trying to replicate the energy and quality of the presentations was a bit daunting. Turns out, I had nothing to worry about. I forget what happens when you bring together passionate educators, put them in a great space, offer food and drink and let them share. Magic.
We all know that the DEN is about people and tonight was a prime example. With the help of DEN STAR Andy Mckiel, he and I organized an evening that included 10 Ignite style talks from local educators. The talks included: Andy McKiel – a bit of a thing for wood Tara McLauchlan – I
This year at ISTE, there were 3 “Ignite” Sessions. Ignite sessions consist of a series of short presentations, only 5 minutes long, consisting of 20 slides that are up for only 15 seconds each. To me, they should be fun, informative, and engaging. Not all of the ones I saw were, but several did meet