A Revolution in Education
I flew into Philly Friday night to be in Wilmington, DE Saturday to present at the Tatnall School SMART User Conference. Revolution member Greg Mentzer started the conference three years ago. Wow! What a fabulous conference. If you live anywhere in the area, make sure you come next year.
Smart's own Brady Phillips gave the keynote in the morning. He gave us the KEY to 21st Century Learning. First he had some quotes from the time of the impact of new technologies on education. His first was from 1855. What was the newest and greatest ed tech advancement at the time? the chalkboard at the front of the room. He also had quotes about the impact of radio, the movie projector, and the Apple II. The movie projector was said to inspire kids to come to school so drastically, that soldiers with guns and swords couldn't keep them away!
Our own Obe Hostetter, Tara Mattingly, Ellen Afromsky, Robert Muskett, Linda Treilman, Marty Ford, and Harvey Almarode also presented. Way to go Revolution! If any other members presented, or attended the conference, let me know. I don't want to leave anyone out. It was awesome to see so many teachers there, not because their collectively bargined contract said they had to be but, because they chose to do what was good for kids by improving their skills.
Great job, Greg. Thanks for all you've done in Delaware teaching teachers how to be more effective turning the cool into tools.