The value — and potential — of video as a medium for education and communication is a frequent topic of discussion here at Daily Edventures. So it’s only fitting that we take advantage of video to recognize and highlight the work of the inspiring heroes of education from around the world who we talk to every day. I get videos and stories from these heroes all the time (one of the things I love about my job), so I thought we’d share some of them with you. The Daily Edventures Web Show series will debut on May 7, in honor of U.S. National Teacher Day and as part of our month-long focus on teachers in May.
I’m excited about this opportunity to take Daily Edventures to the next level, with more dynamic, real-life stories about teachers who are transforming education through technology and innovation. The May 7 Daily Edventures Web Show will focus on Building Teacher Capacity, an issue I know is top-of-mind for so many educators challenged with more students to teach and less time to do it. We’ll focus on great teachers, and on the innovators who are working to increase their reach and effectiveness. And we already have the next show in the works – for September – to mark the 10th Anniversary of Partners in Learning (stay tuned for details on this special day – it will be a worldwide celebration and recognition of teachers, school leaders, education leaders and forums participants who have participated in the program since its inception). This Web Show will be the first one of an impactful series to be published on the blog throughout the year!
Joining me on the show will be Lauren Woodman, whom many of you know, and who is a tireless advocate for teachers. On next week’s show, I’ll be interviewing Lauren to learn more about her experiences working with teachers around the world. And during our month-long celebration of teachers here at Daily Edventures, we’ll be meeting amazing educators from places like Macedonia, Germany, the US and Greece, just to name a few.
We often talk about collaboration here, and its value to both teachers and students. I hope that you’ll collaborate with us on the Daily Edventures Web Show by submitting your own videos to firstname.lastname@example.org.
Be sure to watch the show on May 7, and to share, comment and provide feedback. Use #DailyEdventures and @AnthonySalcito
Consider May “Teacher Appreciation Month” on Daily Edventures, and be part of the celebration. In the meantime, don’t forget to apply to our Expert Educator program, and encourage all of the heroes in education you meet every day to do so, as well. To apply, and win a free trip to the next Partners in Learning Global Forum, go to www.pil-network.com/expert