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1:World Conference has ended

It’s awesome time! The doors for the 1:World Conference will open at 7:30 AM. Upon arrival, please pick up your conference shirt and scan in with your district-issued badge (District Employees Only). Breakfast will be available in the Student Union at 8:00 AM and keynotes will begin at 8:30 AM.  For your convenience, lunch purchases can be made from a variety of food trucks located in the west parking lot adjacent to the cafeteria. There are also a number of local dining establishments near Byron Nelson High School. The conference will end each day at 4 PM. District employees will need to scan their district-issued badge upon departure each day.

1:World is a BYOD conference. Participants should plan to bring a fully charged device.

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Thursday, July 28 • 11:15am - 12:00pm
Exploring New Literacies for a World of Networked, Self-Directed Learners and Makers LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

While it may seem like it, the biggest advance of the last 15 years has not been the Web and hundreds of technologies that connect us to it. No, the biggest shift is what that connectedness brings us, the new reality that each one of us can now stand as the central organizing force in our own learning, education, and work. With our growing access to the sum of human knowledge and billions of people around the world, we decide what we need to learn, when we need to learn it. We develop our own pathways to an “education.” And we as individuals have the power to create and share and bring beautiful, meaningful, important work into the world. The institutions that used to mediate those interactions, schools, publishing houses and corporations among them, are all now struggling to maintain relevance.

In this moment, those who understand the powerful affordances of the Internet to learn and create will flourish, and those who understand how to leverage those affordances for the greater good will lead. That requires a whole set of new literacies, ones that deal with not just reading and writing but collecting, creating, connecting, sharing, and sense making. In this institute, we’ll explore these shifts, and we’ll begin to develop a context and a practical framework for helping our students become literate, self-directed masters of learning and making in this new, interconnected world.

Speakers
avatar for Will Richardson

Will Richardson

1:World Keynote Speaker, ModernLearners.com
The future of learning, schooling, and education.


Thursday July 28, 2016 11:15am - 12:00pm
Performing Arts Center

Attendees (28)