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 • 1:15pm - 2:00pm
This is Personal: Modern Learning in Self-Determined Classrooms LIMITED

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Limited Capacity seats available

In our fervor to create “personalized learning” experiences for students, we miss the most important affordance of this new, content and teacher rich networked world. The real transformation that the Web creates is the license it gives us to learn whatever we want or need, when we need to, with whomever we deem helpful in learning it. While “personalization” helps teachers deliver curricular outcomes to students in potentially more engaging ways, the “personal” learning opportunities we now have allow students (and we ourselves) to create their own curriculum, their own classrooms, find their own teachers, and contribute new, unique knowledge to the world on their own. In other words, students who have mastered personal learning using the web and the many tools now connected to it are empowered to learn without us.

Despite the huge challenges that come with that line of thought, that now must be our primary goal as educators in a world abundant with knowledge and content. If we neglect to develop in our children the dispositions and attitudes to take full advantage of this modern learning world, and if we deny them opportunities in school to let them learn personally around those subjects they have a passion for, we will not be sending them out in the world “learning ready.”

This session will be built around a conversation focused on what changes as we move to a world filled with opportunities for “personal learning.” We’ll develop a lens for questions around literacy, the role of teachers and schools, access, shifting cultures and more.


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Will Richardson

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

Thursday July 28, 2016 1:15pm - 2:00pm
Performing Arts Center

Attendees (44)