April 09, 2011

David Warlick Helps Move #IAAE into the Third Millennium

The IAAE 2011 Spring Conference (April 7-8) Thursday keynoter, David Warlick, challenged alternative educators' ideas about literacy, learning, and how we are preparing our students to thrive in the third millennium.

David introduced many attendees to the concept Twitter by using knitterchat.com,  "a backchanneling tool designed for engaged learning" that allowed conference participants to discuss his presentation, ask each other questions, and comment on each others' thoughts--all while he was presenting! A transcript of the knitterchat event can be found on David's IAAE website page for the Conference along with links to all of his presentation handouts, slides, wikis, bibliographies and visuals.
Attendees were encouraged to tweet about the conference using the #IAAE hashtag and can continue to interact with David Warlick on Twitter by following @dwarlick.

Some highlights of the keynote presentation:
Visit David Warlick's blog "2¢ Worth Teaching & Learning in the new information landscape…" for a continuous stream of his thoughts and reflections, as well as links to what he's learning about. 

After the keynote, attendees had the opportunity to learn more in a series of three hour-long workshops. Did you attend one of the sessions? Do you have thoughts about what you learned from David Warlick at the conference? Please share your thoughts in the comment section below or email your thoughts, pictures, ideas to iaaenewsletter@gmail.com

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