At the moment, I am on my way to San Francisco for the TRLD conference, with a stop over in Philadelphia, where I’ll spend a few hours at the Science Leadership Academy. I’m sure it isn’t going to be a typical day, with preparations for the Educon conference, of which I’ll miss most of (TRLD). But I am certainly looking forward to what I will be seeing and hearing, especially as a comparison of my previous visit, during SLA Year 1.
Concerning the Educon, I’ve suggested to Chris that we have some sort of activity that asks attendees of the Educon to express their evolving visions of teaching and learning, especially in light of their conference experience. I suggested that folks create a graphic (mindmap) that illustrates or models their vision of classroom learning. Chris made room on the conference wiki site for a page that describes the process and provides a link to the starter file (Inspiration).
While on the plane, I threw together a sample diagram that illustrates my classroom back in 1983 — included above. After the diagrams are finished, participants are asked to upload a screen shot or saved image version of their diagram to Flickr, and tag the image with educon20diagram. Here, we will all be able to view the images and comment on them. The following URL will list all images tagged for the activity: