This blogathon is in response to the Sir Ken Robinson Public Dialogue that is taking place in Red Deer, Alberta, Canada on February 9 and 10.
Rather than have Sir Ken Robinson simply show up and talk for a couple hours just so we can all go back to work the next day like nothing happened, I really wish to encourage us all to participate in a public blogathon. This way, Sir Ken Robinson's talk will act as a catalyst for others to talk and learn.
What is a blogathon?
- A blogathon is just a bunch of people who want to write about something and then collect all the links in one, easily accessible place for all to see. It's a way of starting and continuing an important conversation.
How to participate:
- Between now and February 20, blog about something related to education and Sir Ken Robinson.
- Write as few or as many posts as you like.
- You don't have to attend the Red Deer event to participate. Anyone and everyone is welcome to give this a go.
- If you have your own blog or website, go ahead and publish your post. To ensure that I find your post, please fill out this online participation form. This will allow me to collect and link to your post when I do up the summary for this event. If you want to link back to this post or leave a link to yours in the comment area, that would be groovy!
- If you do not have a place to publish your thoughts, you can e-mail me, and I will share your post here on my blog and at www.learningourway.ca. My e-mail is firstname.lastname@example.org
- See that picture at the top of the post? You can use it as a badge to go with your post.
- If you are on Twitter, share your post by using the hashtag #sirken
- If you are a blogger, I challenge you to find a colleague who does not blog and get them to participate.
Prompts to spark your thinking:
- What elements of Sir Ken Robinson's work inspires you?
- What role should creativity play in education?
- In what ways does school need to change?
- How can school broaden its definition of achievement?
- How can school do a better job of encouraging all children to find their passion?
- What needs to happen so that school is something to be enjoyed rather than simply endured?
If you don't know much about Sir Ken Robinson, you could read his books The Element and Out of Our Minds, or you could watch these videos.
Now, go do that voodoo that you do!