Perhaps the best single concept that describes where we should be focusing our efforts, as educators, is constructivist learning. Gary Stager e-mailed me an announcement about an event being attached to NECC this year in San Antonio, the second annual (June 29) Constructivist Celebration. Here is some text from the web site.
The Constructivist Celebration is an opportunity for you to let your creativity run free with the world’s best open-ended software tools in a great setting; with enthusiastic colleagues who share your commitment to children, computing, creativity and constructivism. You might think of this stimulating event as a spa day for your mind and soul!
The day is kicked off the day with an inspirational keynote, “Creativity, Community and Computing,” followed by five hours of creativity on your own laptop using software provided by Consortium Members, Inspiration, LCSI and Tech4Learning.
The Constructivist Celebration is an incredibly affordable event for you and your colleagues. $30 (early-bird registration) gets you more than $500 worth of free software, a great lunch on the Riverwalk and the day’s activities.
I know that I already have one engagement for this day, but I’m going to try to make some of this, if possible…Gary?