Sunday, February 17, 2013
Maribeth, West Hartford Cohort, just alerted me to the news that Will Richardson, author of Blogs, Wikis, and Podcasts, our course text, will be at the Renbrook School in West Hartford this coming Tuesday, Feb. 19, 7 pm, in a free event open to the public. The title of his evening presentation is, "The Steep Unlearning Curve: Reframing Schools in an Age of Abundance."
If you can make the engagement, RSVP to the Renbrook School by Monday, Feb. 18. You can use this handy link to do so: http://www.renbrook.org/willrichardson.
Richardson will be working with the Renbrook teachers throughout the day, but the evening event is for the general public. Read more about the event in the Hartford Courant article.
Richardson's new book, Why School? How Education Must Change When Learning and Information are Everywhere, has received lots of praise from educators who have urged everyone in the education field to read it. His TED Talk, Why School? is another source of information on his provocative ideas. Come to the session, and see and hear Richardson in person.
Powerful Learning Practices, co-founded with Sherry Nussbaum-Beach. Here is a link to read about the both: Co-Founders. There is also plenty to explore on their Wiki: PLP Community Wiki.
Recently, I participated in a Twitter chat focused on Richardson's book and attended his workshop at the National Council of Teacher Convention in November. He is a provocative and lively speaker, so I hope you can arrange to be at this event occurring locally in our own background.
Here is a link to the archive of the Feb. 14 Twitter Chat on Richardson's book Why School? #whySchoolBookChat (with Will Richardson), which will give you an idea of educators' interest in discussing his book.
If you are on Twitter, follow him at @willrich45. With close to 35,000 followers, Richardson's reach is extensive.