Edublogger08 Event Today: Asking You to Share How You would Improve Ed

Today very early for many of you, I will be participating in the Edublogger 08 Event.

The conversation that I will want to be a part of is in hearing what you think the “gauntlets” that need to be thrown down to improve education?

Now, I'm a classroom teacher and a private school teacher, at that.  Why do I care?

In the states – this is an election year.  Change in education is in the wind – again – and think tanks, experts, and politicians are all again looking for the things that need to be “done to” education.  I have so many friends who email and talk to me on a weekly basis about their heartaches and things that are driving them from teaching like a whip.  I think that teachers should offer up their thoughts to politicians and others about what we think needs to happen.  Oh, sure, there are organizations that are supposed to do that.  But what about teachers around the world, across practice, across grade level just talking about the things they would like to see happen in education.

I don't profess to know it all by any means, but saw this as an opportunity to start a conversation about the things that will truly improve education.  This is a bit of a departure for me, but I don't think taking the 30,000 foot view ever hurts and really, some of my thoughts have been running around in my brain since the first class I did for teachers over 12 years a go.

From the SuperCool Blog

EduBlogger 08 – Speakers, Topics & Timetable

Edubloggerevent08 We are proud to announce the speakers and the topics of this years eduBlogger event. We will publish the posts at the stated time and the speakers will be available to answer questions and discuss their arguments directly after their presentation (the conversation can of course continue over the next days).

Visit the SuperCool Blog for Times — I will be at 8 am EDT because I have a parent workday for the church youth group at 9 am and will be painting the stage by then!

Please note that presentation times are preliminary as some presenters have not confirmed. Also, Steli will probably also publish a post during one of the open slots :) We will keep you posted!
Max Senges, Supercool Hausmeister

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Vicki Davis is a full-time classroom teacher and IT Director in Georgia, USA. She is Mom of three, wife of one, and loves talking about the wise, transformational use of technology for teaching and doing good in the world. She hosts the 10 Minute Teacher Podcast which interviews teachers around the world about remarkable classroom practices to inspire and help teachers. Vicki focuses on what unites us -- a quest for truly remarkable life-changing teaching and learning. The goal of her work is to provide actionable, encouraging, relevant ideas for teachers that are grounded in the truth and shared with love. Vicki has been teaching since 2002 and blogging since 2005. Vicki has spoken around the world to inspire and help teachers reach their students. She is passionate about helping every child find purpose, passion, and meaning in life with a lifelong commitment to the joy and responsibility of learning. If you talk to Vicki for very long, she will encourage you to "Relate to Educate" or "innovate like a turtle" or to be "a remarkable teacher." She loves to talk to teachers who love their students and are trying to do their best. Twitter is her favorite place to share and she loves to make homemade sourdough bread and cinnamon rolls and enjoys running half marathons with her sisters. You can usually find her laughing with her students or digging into a book.

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