This morning I spent time with a wonderful colleague and friend who shared her current story of learning. Her conversations engaged because she spoke about the challenges and contributions that social media added to the mix from many points of consideration.
We will upload this interview onto the South Australian Education collection on iTunes U soon.
Some of the things that has stuck in my mind from her story are:
- powerfully connecting colleagues over large distances
- keeping the conversations, contributions and questions progressing after the face to face meetings have ended
- the importance of growing connections with care and attention
- encouraging early uptakers and edge dwellers to connect and share their innovation and savvy with those taking the first steps into social media
The ability to capture and share learning conversations through video through social media is a massively untapped resource and one that I want to become excellent at producing.
Thanks M and I look forward to reading your entries on the Committed Cods blog.
Yesterday, I attended the Erica McWilliams oration. Unlearning Leadership In The Conceptual Age.
Much of what she said has provoked me to think sharply about the conversations we need to be contributing to, as innovative, contemporary educators.
I tweeted frequently because the words coming from her mouth made sense and have kept me thinking.
- what is counted must not be the only logic counted
- there is a need to improvise a life narrative beacuse of the rate of change we experience
- beware data driven consensus management as a threat to contemporary educational leadership
- move beyond consensus
- what enables us can constrain us
- what are the good and important truths we need to find?
- unlearn the previous gold standard of education
- table manners for behaviour at the top can prevent innovation
- giving offence to the fewest as a high standard of standardness
- challenge quietism in educational debate
I hope some of these connect with you.