Educational Collisions

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Educational Collisions How Connected Educators are Creating Positive Change Chris Wejr @chriswejr #CanFlip14 cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by ZEISS Microscopy: http://flickr.com/photos/zeissmicro/8696125690/

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"I come to you humbly not to tell you what to do on your journey but to share with you what I have learned on mine” Wab Kinew cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Thompson Rivers University: http://flickr.com/photos/thompsonrivers/8518479289/

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Who IS this guy?

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What Matters

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Connect With Others

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“Leaving here with one or two ideas you can use in your classroom… is not nearly as good as leaving here with one or two people you can continue to learn with.” Dean Shareski  CC Image from Alec Couros https://flic.kr/p/4P1Pam

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“Connection is why we are here. We are hardwired to connect with others -- Brene Brown cc licensed ( BY ND ) flickr photo by Andrew: http://flickr.com/photos/30235101@N06/3344044448/

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http://imgur.com/2889fwW Seeking the help of others

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Dancing in the Rain with Lilee-Jean

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How social media is changing education.

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“[we must] resist our tendencies to make right or true, that which is nearly familiar, and wrong or false, that which is only strange.”   CC Image from Koshy Koshy https://flic.kr/p/7B213y Robert Kegan

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Is it really about devices? http://youtu.be/o4nwe7cW_og

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LESS about technology. LESS about social media. MORE about relationships MORE about sharing stories ALL about people

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What is a Connected Educator? cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Dimitris Papazimouris: http://flickr.com/photos/papazimouris/2406626022/

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Chance favours a connected mind Steven Johnson http://youtu.be/NugRZGDbPFU

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Professional LEARNING is not an event It happens Any Time… Any Place… Image: http://flic.kr/p/9u9Wha

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Personal Learning Network

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Do you know what who you know knows? Howard Rheingold cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Michael Coghlan: http://flickr.com/photos/mikecogh/1524078672/

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New School, New District, New Learning

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Share Ideas

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cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Martin Gommel: http://flickr.com/photos/kwerfeldein/2234720298/ Instead of holding an idea in a closed fist… hold it out in your open hand. Nilofer Merchant

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What is ordinary to you… Might be extraordinary to someone else cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by akshay moon: http://flickr.com/photos/akshaymoon/4732030995/

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“The best teachers focus on doing great things in their classroom and don’t waste time bragging about it online.” What if we all did this? CC Image from The B’s https://flic.kr/p/4DZAFK

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“I know I am doing it wrong… please comment below so you can teach me how to do it” http://youtu.be/JuFsDN8dsJU

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“Isolation is now a choice educators make.” George Couros

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cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Roberta Cortese: http://flickr.com/photos/satyrika/8093129936/

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Traditional view of success? CC Image from David Melchor Diaz https://flic.kr/p/nptQTU

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John Seely Brown Learning from Surfers http://youtu.be/41pNX9-yNu4

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Competition… Redefined?

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Create Positive Change

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Speed of Change cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Joachim S. Muller: http://flickr.com/photos/joachim_s_mueller/181340272/

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REAL Education Reform

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Expand and Connect the Pockets cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Esther Simpson: http://flickr.com/photos/estherase/227972493/

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Great ideas are often created because someone had the other half of it for you. Neil Stephenson CC Image from John Potter https://flic.kr/p/HQB4

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Identity Day Blog: http://bit.ly/NrekwQ

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Creating Collab Time Blog: http://bit.ly/15TkUl5

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Seek intellectual collisions cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo by --- TORLEY ---: http://flickr.com/photos/torley/2539392357/

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Are we being clear on what we are saying? http://youtu.be/wPOgvzVOQig

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“We need to get off this ‘flipped instruction is innovative and the change needed’ train and start talking deeper reform.” @chriswejr – November, 2011 “@jossives @okmbio I appreciate how Carolyn has taken the flipped model and changed the entire class structure” @chriswejr – April, 2012

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The Problem With Binary Thinking

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Learning From Jimmy Fallon http://youtu.be/0b9rOji_PWY

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Share Stories

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Ideas don’t get smaller when they are shared. – Seth Godin cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Alexander Steinhof: http://flickr.com/photos/bagger2009/3949277456/

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“Human beings were born to be in a community. We were born to create and share elements of our experience of life through art and storytelling.” Jamie Notter and Maddie Grant

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What are the stories being told about education? Who is telling them? cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Alejandro Giacometti: http://flickr.com/photos/janrito/2737454032/

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Sharing stories… changing culture

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Provide a window in… cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Kol Tregaskes: http://flickr.com/photos/koltregaskes/213069641/

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Connections, Relationships, and Technology http://youtu.be/-S-5EfwpFOk

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When Ideas Meet and Mate Matt Ridley From: http://youtu.be/OLHh9E5ilZ4

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It’s Your Move

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Reflect. Start change with one thing… Now. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Rita M.: http://flickr.com/photos/fotorita/2031523502/

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Share. Tweet. Blog. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Josh Harper: http://flickr.com/photos/furiousgeorge81/177926979/

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Try something new. Take a risk. Do it. http://youtu.be/ZV_DKgb264E

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Thank you!

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Connect With Me www.chriswejr.com About.me/ChrisWejr @chriswejr chriswejr@gmail.com Facebook.com/chriswejr

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Acknowledgments: George Couros @gcouros Alec Couros @courosa Chris Kennedy @chrkennedy Cale Birk @birklearns And so many more in my PLN!