New York Times: Schools For Tomorrow

I was informed recently that I am a speaker (a member of a panel) at the New York Times sponsored “Schools For Tomorrow” – Bringing Technology Into The Classroom Conference. They bill it as: “Technology is transforming how we live. This conference will transform how we learn.”

This ultimately came about because of a number of tweets about how here is yet another education conference upcoming that involved everyone but actual teachers (other than audience members with a chance to ask questions – perhaps a somewhat unfair description, but … one of my major peeves about the non-discussion happening about education). So I shot off an email pointing out this obvious error (spurred on by several friends) and lo-and-behold the sponsors got back to me and after a conversation via email I was invited to participate. This, of course, coincides with the start of the school year, not a perfect time to be missing a few days of school, but on the other-hand I better be willing to put my “money” where my mouth is.

Learning is messy!


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3 Responses to New York Times: Schools For Tomorrow

  1. GandhiLady says:

    That is funny because about a month ago I requested an invite (not to speak but to listen) and was rejected. They said it was full, however the day the ad went out I responded. It’s as if they don’t want teachers there.

    Hi GhandiLady – Too often that IS the case … I will watch to see who really is there and do my best to make that exact point. Thanks for your comment!

  2. It’s interesting how at conferences about education they are taking out the educators. What better way to get feedback than to go directly to the source? A teacher is better equipped to tell you how technology will benefit a classroom than anyone else is capable of.

  3. TahsisTeacher says:

    It`s `spurred on,` not `spurned on.` Unless you`ve been contemptuously rejected by your fellow teachers. That would hurt.

    _You are correct … and it is corrected!

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