This coming Saturday I will be riding the rails to the Upper West Side for TEDxNYED, a conference not officially affiliated with the groundbreaking TED Conference held yearly. I’ve had all sorts of travel restrictions this year due to the budget constraints being placed on us by both the state offices and our own offices, which was the sole reason I wasn’t able to attend EduCon this year, so missing this one would have been unbearable.
The conference is organized in the format popularized by TED–short, 20-minute maximum length talks detailing the passion of the individual. This is coming at a really great time for me as well, as we are heading into the time of year where creativity and resourcefulness are key. An infusion of new ideas and energy is sorely needed.
Here’s the schedule of speakers for the day:
10:00am – PARTICIPATION
11:30am – OPENNESS
2:00pm – MEDIA
3:10pm – NETWORKS
4:30pm – ACTION
There are individuals on this list from whom I have stolen mightily, and from whom I hope to pull some more insight this weekend. I’ve designed slides based on Dan Meyer’s advice, discussed school structure based on Chris Lehmann‘s ideas, created curriculum from the ideas of George Siemens, and used Michael Wesch’s videos in front of more audiences than I care to remember.
After having sat through a session with Alan November today that, although re-affirming for the group I came with, contained nothing in the way of new, motivating ideas. I am really looking to Saturday for that to happen. Hope to see some of you there.