I ran across both of these in the last 24 hours, both from education leaders I respect a great deal. First is Dr. Gary Stager’s Constructing Modern Knowledge. I have threatened to attend one of these, both in jest and out of genuine interest. Gary’s background and his spirit lend to some interesting and spot-on approaches to teaching and learning.
Constructing Modern Knowledge is a minds-on institute for educators committed to creativity, collaboration and computing. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in intensive computer-rich project development with peers and a world-class faculty. Inspirational guest speakers and social events round out the fantastic event.
Also entering my radar range was a professional development event, being organized for school administrators by Will Richardson and Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach. The Web 2.0 Bootcamp will take place at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia. Here’s a quote from the site:
If you are a superintendent or principal, you know that your students are or will be using the Web, cell phones and other technologies to connect and create social networks. But do you also know the profoundly transformative opportunities for learning these technologies offer? Do you understand fully how schools and classrooms are being challenged by these new technologies and what the implications are for your teachers and students?
Stagers event will take place in in Manchester, NH, July 13-16, and the leadership Bootcamp will be from July 15 to 17.