The Association of Computer Technology Educators of Maine sponsors the 25th annual MAINEducation Conference on October 11-12, 2012 at the Augusta Civic Center in Augusta, Maine.
Thursday, October 11 • 1:30pm - 4:30pm
Harnessing the Perfect Storm - David Warlick

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For decades, education has been an easy institution to define. It consisted of acknowledged literacy skills, definable bodies of knowledge, and pedagogies for teaching willing students within information-scarce learning environments. Today, for the first time in decades, we are questioning our notions about teaching and learning as we adapt to a world that is changing faster than our ability to react. We are struggling to rethink what it is to be educated, to reinvent where and when it happens, and redefine our roles as educators — as the line between teacher and student blurs.

There is a new story to be told about education today, one that is simple but complete and that can be described during a typical elevator ride.  The story is a three bullet list that rises out of the perfect storm of converging conditions that are coming to define Learning 2.0.


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David Warlick

Author, Programmer, Public Speaker & 35-Year Educator, The Landmark Project
My passion is finding "...new language and new stories for showing that the purpose of education is not to prepare our children to be weighed and measured at the end of each year, but to prepare them for the future they will shape – and in ways that are as exciting as their future... Read More →

Thursday October 11, 2012 1:30pm - 4:30pm EDT