Microsoft in Education Global Forum, Dubai, 2...
This conversation is much richer when people share there own experiences, wisdom and vision for the future. That is why the Partners in Learning Global forum is such an important event. For 4 days it brings together representatives for a diverse ranges of schools from I believe over 50 countries this year. The dialogue and discourse will be rich and the generosity of spirit that people bring to the forum sees people sharing the achievements of their hard work over many years. Discussing what might be applicable in their on schools, how networks of teachers and students might be build supported and facilitated. How do we give power to student voice? What are other peoples experiences of the quest to personalise learning? How do we ensure that the technology gap that exists can be overcomes and does not lead to another generation of students who have access to the latest technology and those that have no access?
These an a myriad of other questions will surface and be addressed, hopefully some solutions might be found. But I the end the journey is the important thing. By prompting the imagination of educators around the world and giving them a chance to explore solutions we move from just the concept of a 'wicked problem' to real action plans that will move schools around the world forward in their quest for innovation, creativity and excellence for all.
A real PLC with real aims and a real change of making a difference.