Not more then 4 days ago that I left Noordwijkerhout my head full of inspiration.
Sunday was a day full of inspiration, at the end of the day, while looking back there were at least 2 days in one if not more! The clap-in, the Bingo/Dingo and the sharing in the morning. After lunch the pitches, the workshops (Leading innovation, #EveryoneCanCreate photo and drawing) and the mentor meeting. It was nice to have these mentor meetings in my own language, it's like a little break during a day full of conversations not in your own language. After dinner (with more conversations!) time for ADE meet with my own 'Rhea Flohr round'.
I share 9 verbs which represent the road that we have towards our 1:1 iPad implementation:
Muse: It's important to muse about the future.
Sniff: Go sniff at different schools who have traveled your path before you, report back!
Tinker a bit! Try something new in your lessons, share your experiences, engagement will grow.
Fiddle around with your learning goals, not everything is rock solid
Tickle: Take time to tickle your colleagues! Not to much, just as much as they can handle.
Simmer: Let your ideas simmer for a while
Listen: to students, the parents and your colleagues
Doubt: There will be moments you will in doubt, why shouldn't you, this is the best starting point to go back to your 'Why"
Swoon: finally it's time to swoon, to fall in love with the moment as it is, be happy with the steps you took and the goals you achieved. Please take time to tinker and to fiddle. And realize: change doesn't always happen in the classroom.
Monday was Showcase time! Great stories were shared, From coding, family stories, reaching all learners and #EveryoneCanCreate in the classroom. Next up: Jay Welshofer with updates in Numbers, Pages and Keynote. This day was all about Jay! I took a workshop Keynote and iWorks as well. So much inspiration which will appear in my classroom in a couple of weeks!Some of the ideas in Battlemania will be there too! The self correction sheet in Numbers i.e.
Tuesday was Showcase time! Again great stories in less the 3 minutes! Even a whole movie was shared. During the impact workshop I was forced to think about the next steps and the goals I want to achieve in 5 days (writing this blog!), 5 weeks (develop new lesson plans in pages) and 5 months (plan of action to bring #EveryoneCanCreate to the curriculum).
During unconference sessions there was more inspiration about Teacher training, implement verbal feedback in your daily practice and tje use of Numbers in PBL.
This blog post doesn't contain all the fantastic connections I made during breakfast, lunch, dinner and after hours. It was such fun having small/big chats and having a laugh together. Thank you for that!