Microsoft in Education Global Forum, Dubai, 2...
Here’s what I learned:
1 – It’s all about the Cs: connectedness, creativity, collaboration, critical thinking, coaching and confidence
2 – To not know the answer so children can find it out for themselves. To develop the same skills as students (collaboration, critical thinking etc). To not teach knowledge but to teach learning. To be a chief creative officer.
3 – Pedagogy first, technology second. Teachers collaborating. Having a value proposition – why the training is important for me at a school level (e.g. supports literacy) and/ or a personalised level (to re-energise me, to help deliver a tricky topic etc.)
4 – Teachers to compliment/ support existing curriculum. Become curators of curriculum content (teachers and students). Throw out the text book and create your own! (OneNote? Online?)
Where you there too? It would be great it to hear your thoughts.