In education, August is the time for new plans, new goals, and dreams about the new school year. In the rest of the world that time is January.
As I was drafting thoughts for this post, George Couros was writing about the new year as well on his blog. He has challenged us to set and share a learning resolution for 2017 using #EDU2017. Let’s take advantage of this new calendar year and commit to learn something new, for the sake of learning.
First, decide what you want to learn in 2017. Be a model for others to set a goal with intentionality and commit yourself to this. Need ideas? Resolve to learn…
- Blogging (starting, posting regularly, commenting, …)
- Creating (podcasts, videos, graphics, …)
- Leading (building capacity in others, modeling practices, following a mission/vision, …)
- Designing (flipped instruction, learner-led conferences, student-centered instruction, inquiry-based lesson design, …)
Then, capture your goal. Use the camera on your laptop, tablet, or smart phone and capture a short video. Post it to Twitter using #EDU2017.
Need a place to start?
- Robert Kaplinsky recently posted 6 Non-Educational Books All Educators Should Read – Many of these books have given me the perspective I was missing.
- Learning Resources for Teachers linked from the Apple Teacher page – Great starting point if you want to learn about any Apple tools from productivity/creativity with your iPad or Mac to Keynote, Pages, and Garageband.
- Prefer conferences or other in-person events? Check out TEA’s Events Calendar for education-related conferences and events in 2017.
As with our learners, we know this (from Article IV: Accountability for Learning):