Week of September 3
For many of you reading this, the beginning of September marks the unofficial end
of summer and the start of a new academic year. If you’re one of those people, I hope you had a fantastic summer vacation and that you’re re-energized for a new year of learning and innovation. We’ll do our part here at Daily Edventures by continuing to inspire you with stories of passionate, talented educators around the world who make a difference for students every day, and who are innovating to build a new future for education.
And if you’re not already a member, now would be a great time to join the Microsoft Partners in Learning Network. It is a free platform where you’ll find a multitude of educational tools, along with opportunities to collaborate with educators around the world.
Speaking of inspiring stories, this week, we’ll hear from award-winning teacher Vicki
Davis, author of the popular blog CoolCatTeacher and co-creator of the Flat Classroom Project, a ground-breaking collaboration that started with just 23 students and quickly spread to thousands around the world. Davis has said she believes teaching is a noble calling, and she’s one teacher who not only lives up to that calling, but helps other teachers do the same.
To help us start the countdown to the year’s Partners in Learning Global Forum in Prague on November 28, we’ll be joined by Global Forum alum Pat Yongpradit, who has opened up new worlds for his secondary school students – boys and girls — by connecting STEM subjects to a higher purpose. We’ll also talk to journalist and author Suzie Boss, a vocal proponent of project-based learning who has some great insights — and a new book — on bringing innovation into the classroom. And there’s so much more…
Best of luck for the new academic year, and I look forward to connecting with you soon. Be sure to follow me on Twitter (@AnthonySalcito) to see where my journeys take me in the weeks leading up to Prague.
All the best!