It’s morning and I am sitting in Reagan National Airport, waiting for my plane to head home. It’s been a whirlwind weekend at the Teaching and Learning Conference in DC, with plenty of interesting sessions and keynotes, capped with a fantastic overview of a new National Parks Initiative unveiled with the help of filmmaker Ken Burns and NPS Director Jonathan Jarvis. (Did you the know the plan is to get every single fourth grader in America to visit a National Park in 2016? Wow.)
I was a co-presenter in two different sessions yesterday with the theme of “Readers, Writers, Citizens”, although both were on the theme of digital literacies and digital learning. My focus was on video game design as literacy practice, and both sessions went well, with plenty of sharing and discussions among educators in a very meaningful way. My colleagues were Troy Hicks, Janelle Bence, Gail Desler and Tanya Baker — all of the National Writing Project.
One of the participants shared this out via Twitter, which I appreciated (Thanks, Genevieve!). Here is our handout and more resources can be found at this Digital Is resource that Troy Hicks and I put together yesterday morning (Well, he created and I looked over his shoulder, offering suggestions).
Readers, Writers, Citizens: NWP at TL15 by KevinHodgson
I am now ready to get home and relax ….
Peace (in the share),
Their session was great. I plan on implementing many of their ideas this spring.
Wow- I wasn’t prepared to have so much learning packed into one slice. Thank you so much for sharing. I’ll be spending more time with this post in the next few days!
Looks like a great session– you do such good work and I can’t wait to read Hicks’ Connected Reading. The National Parks Initiative sure sounds interesting– a lot better than the testing initiative that shall not be named.
You are very generous with sharing your handouts, etc. Thank you. Hope you got a much deserved rest.
NWP slicers at the conference were doing double duty — I wonder how many others were airport slicing.