I have been pondering all the ways we can share our real stories about what is happening in our education worlds with other people. How do people hear about new things they have yet to try? How do we gain enough courage to try new ideas?
One of the best (and free) PLD I have been to over the past few years has been eduignite evenings. Hearing stories about what other people are currently doing, planning to do, and all the thinking around “why” is guaranteed to make me smile! I love to hear these genuine stories and take some time to think about how I could use what they are sharing in my own little world.
(EduIgnitewelly 2016 was at Pukerua Bay School – this tweet sums it up nicely! https://twitter.com/staffdevjnkie/status/738336796484861952 )
The EduIgnite session is set up with people sharing 20 slides that autoadvance every 15 seconds to make a 5 minute presentation. There is no obligation to share (but I would love to hear your story!) and anyone is welcome to attend. (Maybe this year we could hear from some students?)
There will be drinks and nibbles provided (thanks to Mark Osborne from Leading Learning) from 5.30 pm.
WellyED’s EduIgnite evening is back in 2017 at St Bernard’s College in Lower Hutt on Thursday the 1st June from 5.30pm.
Hope to see you there!!