Conversations

During each of the six breakout sessions throughout the weekend, a large number of conversations will take place. This site will help you organize your plan for the weekend and provide the relevant information for each conversation. After signing in, search through the conversations below and mark the sessions you are interested in to populate your personal schedule on the right (or below if on your mobile phone).

Why School?: What's Our Enduring Value?

Session 3
Will Richardson

I think we all agree that the Web is creating amazing new opportunities to learn for kids of all ages. But the challenges to "school" are profound. Now that much of what we used to come to school to learn is in a bajillion places online, what changes? What are the enduring values and experiences of this thing we call "school" now that content information and learning are everywhere? It the question for our times.

Structuring Inquiry

Session 4
Chris Lehmann

Over the journey that has been SLA, I've become really deeply aware of how inquiry is a process. The five core values of Inquiry, Research, Collaboration, Presentation and Reflection are at the heart of the inquiry process for me. And it is an iterative process that we engage in. But also at the heart of the inquiry process is that the person engaging in the inquiry - the learner - actually cares about the questions they are asking.

Adopting, Using, and Reusing Open Content

Session 5
Bill Fitzgerald, Jeff Graham, Andrea Burton

Despite having been the subject of increased attention over the last several years, the mechanics of using open content and the advantages of using open content remain poorly understood. In this session, we will look at the roots of some of these misconceptions, and define ways in which these misconceptions can be addressed. Additionally, this session will also help participants looking to get involved in the use, creation, and distribution of open content.

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