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Educon: When a conference works

. . . If it’s part of a movement. If every day is a building block on the way to something important, and if the attendees are part of a tribe that goes beyond demographics or professional affiliation.  Seth’s Blog: When a Conference Works (and Doesn’t)

I spent the weekend downtown at Educon.

This January renewal, rich in thoughtful conversations, panels, backchannel chatter, and hallway exchanges makes me feel excited about moving forward with learners and colleagues, about innovation.

It reminds me of the notion that I am indeed a member of a grade- , discipline- , and geography-agnostic tribe devoted to improving our schools.

While the face-to-face elements probably won’t transfer as powerfully at home, for those of you who missed any pieces of the inspiration, or the conference itself, the weekend is archived here in the form of videos, photos, and tweets.

Please also read Bill Ferriter’s post on Why Preaching to the #educhoir Really Matters.

I too am #gratefulforSLA


Joyce Valenza About Joyce Valenza

Joyce is an Assistant Professor of Teaching at Rutgers University School of Information and Communication, a technology writer, speaker, blogger and learner. Follow her on Twitter: @joycevalenza

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