Oh you know, just sitting here learning stuff, using Tweetdeck. Happened to be following an event at the White House focused on #nextgenpl and caught, out of the corner of my eye, a worldwide professional learning event called Education on Air: It Takes a Teacher. Well, thinking in terms of old style professional development…this ain’t it. No ‘expert’ person is winging into develop us. We aren’t paying for airfare and hotels somewhere. We are joining in a conversation and learning based upon our interests and our choices from the comfort of our homes. On a Saturday, at our convenience.
If innovation means making something that is ‘new and better’, I believe this is a powerful example of an innovative mode of professional learning. I also believe there will continue to be more and more professional learning just like this.
I can’t wait!