Monday, June 09, 2008

Les Foltos: Brainstorm and Wrap Up


This is the closing keynote presentation given by Les Foltos, Director of the Puget Sound Center for Teacher Learning and Technology, at the Microsoft Innovative Educators Conference held in Winnipeg on May 29, 2008. (The site appears to be down, or broken, now. I thought it was supposed to serve as a commons around which a growing network of teachers was going to built. I wonder what happened?)

This is the last podcast from the from the conference I recorded. It's a little noisy to listen to. We were all talking in small groups trying to crystallize what we had learned over the previous two days. The good news is we talked about many of the same things that we had discussed in the previous day's Ustream. The voices you hear talking in our little group are me, Clarence Fisher, Chris Harbeck, John Evans, Andy McKiel, Kathy Cassidy, and another lady whose name, unfortunately, I've forgotten. She was sitting in a neighbouring group and kept looking over at us, interested in what we were talking about. So, I invited her over and I'm glad she joined us. I think we all got a lot out of this conversation. Give it a listen and add your own two cents in the comments below.

(Download File 30.0Mb, 62 min. 30 sec.)


Great news! Chris found the Ustream recording!! Good on ya Chris. ;-)

Watcher beware: a surprising amount of time is devoted to discussing Dean Shareski's eating habits and his coffee mug — we had a lot of laughs. ;-)

Time: 36 min. 13 sec.

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Janice Stearns said...
18/6/08 07:51  

Hi Darren,
Thanks for sharing this recording. What a great opportunity to listen to great minds exploring the possibilities of learning in the classroom. The conversation pushed my thinking. Can't wait to find time to watch the video. Thanks for sharing your thinking.

Darren said...
18/6/08 07:58  

Hi Janice,

Wish you had been there too. ;-)

The best thing about Les' talk is that he orchestrated what is often missing from most conference presentations: The meaningful engagement of the audience reflecting on what they've been learning.

Learning about learning ...

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