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Educational Collisions: How Connected Educators Are Creating Positive Change #CanFlip14

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Keynote presentation at the 3rd Annual Flipped Classroom Conference. Encouraging people to use social media to enhance the human connection and use this connection to share, collide ideas and create educational change.

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Educational Collisions: How Connected Educators Are Creating Positive Change #CanFlip14

  1. 1. Educational Collisions How Connected Educators are Creating Positive Change Chris Wejr @chriswejr #CanFlip14cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by ZEISS Microscopy: http://flickr.com/photos/zeissmicro/8696125690/
  2. 2. "I come to you humbly not to tell you what to do on your journey but to share with you what I have learned on mine” Wab Kinew cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Thompson Rivers University: http://flickr.com/photos/thompsonrivers/8518479289/
  3. 3. Who IS this guy?
  4. 4. What Matters
  5. 5. Connect With Others
  6. 6. or two ideas you can use in your classroom… is not nearly as good as leaving here with one or two people you can continue to learn with.” CC Image from Alec Couros https://flic.kr/p/4P1Pam
  7. 7. “Connection is why we are here. We are hardwired to connect with others -- Brene Brown cc licensed ( BY ND ) flickr photo by Andrew: http://flickr.com/photos/30235101@N06/3344044448/
  8. 8. http://imgur.com/2889fwW Seeking the help of others
  9. 9. http://i.imgur.com/RGBEAiX.jpg
  10. 10. Dancing in the Rain with Lilee-Jean
  11. 11. http://youtu.be/I-AZST0hRco
  12. 12. How social media is changing education.
  13. 13. “[we must] resist our tendencies to make right or true, that which is nearly familiar, and wrong or false, that which is only strange.” CC Image from Koshy Koshy https://flic.kr/p/7B213y Robert Kegan
  14. 14. Is it really about devices? http://youtu.be/o4nwe7cW_og
  15. 15. LESS about technology. LESS about social media. MORE about relationships MORE about sharing stories ALL about people
  16. 16. What is a Connected Educator? cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Dimitris Papazimouris: http://flickr.com/photos/papazimouris/2406626022/
  17. 17. Chance favours a connected mind Steven Johnson http://youtu.be/NugRZGDbPFU
  18. 18. Professional LEARNING is not an event It happens Any Time… Any Place… Image: http://flic.kr/p/9u9Wha
  19. 19. Do you know what who you know knows? Howard Rheingold cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Michael Coghlan: http://flickr.com/photos/mikecogh/1524078672/
  20. 20. New School, New District, New Learning
  21. 21. Share Ideas
  22. 22. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Martin Gommel: http://flickr.com/photos/kwerfeldein/2234720298/ Instead of holding an idea in a closed fist… hold it out in your open hand. Nilofer Merchant
  23. 23. What is ordinary to you… Might be extraordinary to someone else cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by akshay moon: http://flickr.com/photos/akshaymoon/4732030995/
  24. 24. “The best teachers focus on doing great things in their classroom and don’t waste time bragging about it online.” What if we all did this? CC Image from The B’s https://flic.kr/p/4DZAFK
  25. 25. “I know I am doing it wrong… please comment below so you can teach me how to do it” http://youtu.be/JuFsDN8dsJU
  26. 26. “Isolation is now a choice educators make.”George Couros
  27. 27. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Roberta Cortese: http://flickr.com/photos/satyrika/8093129936/
  28. 28. Traditional view of success? CC Image from David Melchor Diaz https://flic.kr/p/nptQTU
  29. 29. John Seely Brown Learning from Surfers http://youtu.be/41pNX9-yNu4
  30. 30. Competition… Redefined?
  31. 31. Create Positive Change
  32. 32. Speed of Changecc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Joachim S. Müller: http://flickr.com/photos/joachim_s_mueller/181340272/
  33. 33. REAL Education Reform
  34. 34. Expand and Connect the Pockets cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Esther Simpson: http://flickr.com/photos/estherase/227972493/
  35. 35. Great ideas are often created because someone had the other half of it for you. Neil StephensonCC Image from John Potter https://flic.kr/p/HQB4
  36. 36. Identity Day Blog: http://bit.ly/NrekwQ
  37. 37. Creating Collab Time Blog: http://bit.ly/15TkUl5
  38. 38. Challenge
  39. 39. Seek intellectual collisions cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo by ▓▒░ TORLEY ░▒▓: http://flickr.com/photos/torley/2539392357/
  40. 40. Are we being clear on what we are saying? http://youtu.be/wPOgvzVOQig
  41. 41. “We need to get off this ‘flipped instruction is innovative and the change needed’ train and start talking deeper reform.” @chriswejr – November, 2011 “@jossives @okmbio I appreciate how Carolyn has taken the flipped model and changed the entire class structure” @chriswejr – April, 2012
  42. 42. The Problem With Binary Thinking
  43. 43. Learning From Jimmy Fallon http://youtu.be/0b9rOji_PWY
  44. 44. Share Stories
  45. 45. Ideas don’t get smaller when they are shared. – Seth Godin cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Alexander Steinhof: http://flickr.com/photos/bagger2009/3949277456/
  46. 46. “Human beings were born to be in a community. We were born to create and share elements of our experience of life through art and storytelling.”
  47. 47. What are the stories being told about education? Who is telling them? cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Alejandro Giacometti: http://flickr.com/photos/janrito/2737454032/
  48. 48. Sharing stories… changing culture
  49. 49. Provide a window in… cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Kol Tregaskes: http://flickr.com/photos/koltregaskes/213069641/
  50. 50. Connections, Relationships, and Technology http://youtu.be/-S-5EfwpFOk
  51. 51. When Ideas Meet and Mate Matt Ridley From: http://youtu.be/OLHh9E5ilZ4
  52. 52. It’s Your Move
  53. 53. Reflect. Start change with one thing… Now. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Rita M.: http://flickr.com/photos/fotorita/2031523502/
  54. 54. Share. Tweet. Blog. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Josh Harper: http://flickr.com/photos/furiousgeorge81/177926979/
  55. 55. Try something new. Take a risk. Do it. http://youtu.be/ZV_DKgb264E
  56. 56. Thank you!
  57. 57. Connect With Me www.chriswejr.com About.me/ChrisWejr @chriswejr chriswejr@gmail.com Facebook.com/chriswejr
  58. 58. Acknowledgments: George Couros @gcouros Alec Couros @courosa Chris Kennedy @chrkennedy Cale Birk @birklearns And so many more in my PLN!

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