At first, I thought the Reimagine Education conference would be overwhelming because so many dedicated doers and thinkers from Education were all coming together. There were no followers, only leaders following the beat of a different drum. To my pleasant surprise, there was so much positive energy (thanks, Marty Seligman!) and so many out-of-the-box conversations (thanks Richard Culatta, Sujata Bhatt, Jonathan Rochelle, and so many others!). Some of the more valuable conversations centered around questioning the status quo (Why is college 4 years? How can we teach students what employers are looking for in new graduates? Where can we put lectures, so they don’t get in the way of true learning?) and discussing the balance of technology in the classroom and learning skills along with knowledge.
If nothing else, I would be happy with the takeaway validating what we are doing and inspiring my company to do even more to engage students in innovative hands-on learning. We are all working hard to make the world better, but we need to get together with others like us to keep the flame burning strong, so we can keep reaching for the stars and accomplishing our goals.
Thanks for your hard work and dedication in making this event happen!
Eric Braun, 30hands Learning