educational collisions: how connected educators are creating positive change #canflip14

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Keynote presentation at the 3rd Annual Flipped Classroom Conference. Encouraging people to use social media to enhance the human connection and use this connection to share, collide ideas and create educational change.


  • Educational Collisions How Connected Educators are Creating Positive Change Chris Wejr @chriswejr #CanFlip14cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by ZEISS Microscopy:
  • "I come to you humbly not to tell you what to do on your journey but to share with you what I have learned on mine Wab Kinew cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Thompson Rivers University:
  • Who IS this guy?
  • What Matters
  • Connect With Others
  • or two ideas you can use in your classroom is not nearly as good as leaving here with one or two people you can continue to learn with. CC Image from Alec Couros
  • Connection is why we are here. We are hardwired to connect with others -- Brene Brown cc licensed ( BY ND ) flickr photo by Andrew:[email protected]/3344044448/
  • Seeking the help of others
  • Dancing in the Rain with Lilee-Jean
  • How social media is changing education.
  • [we must] resist our tendencies to make right or true, that which is nearly familiar, and wrong or false, that which is only strange. CC Image from Koshy Koshy Robert Kegan
  • Is it really about devices?
  • LESS about technology. LESS about social media. MORE about relationships MORE about sharing stories ALL about people
  • What is a Connected Educator? cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Dimitris Papazimouris:
  • Chance favours a connected mind Steven Johnson
  • Professional LEARNING is not an event It happens Any Time Any Place Image:
  • Do you know what who you know knows? Howard Rheingold cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by Michael Coghlan:
  • New School, New District, New Learning
  • Share Ideas
  • cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Martin Gommel: Instead of holding an idea in a closed fist hold it out in your open hand. Nilofer Merchant
  • What is ordinary to you Might be extraordinary to someone else cc licensed ( BY ) flickr photo by akshay moon:
  • The best teachers focus on doing great things in their classroom and dont waste time bragging about it online. What if we all did this? CC Image from The Bs
  • I know I am doing it wrong please comment below so you can teach me how to do it
  • Isolation is now a choice educators make.George Couros
  • cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Roberta Cortese:
  • Traditional view of success? CC Image from David Melchor Diaz
  • John Seely Brown Learning from Surfers
  • Competition Redefined?
  • Create Positive Change
  • Speed of Changecc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Joachim S. Mller:
  • REAL Education Reform
  • Expand and Connect the Pockets cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Esther Simpson:
  • Great ideas are often created because someone had the other half of it for you. Neil StephensonCC Image from John Potter
  • Identity Day Blog:
  • Creating Collab Time Blog:
  • Challenge
  • Seek intellectual collisions cc licensed ( BY SA ) flickr photo by TORLEY :
  • Are we being clear on what we are saying?
  • We need to get off this flipped instruction is innovative and the change needed train and start talking deeper reform. @chriswejr November, 2011 @jossives @okmbio I appreciate how Carolyn has taken the flipped model and changed the entire class structure @chriswejr April, 2012
  • The Problem With Binary Thinking
  • Learning From Jimmy Fallon
  • Share Stories
  • Ideas dont get smaller when they are shared. Seth Godin cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Alexander Steinhof:
  • Human beings were born to be in a community. We were born to create and share elements of our experience of life through art and storytelling.
  • What are the stories being told about education? Who is telling them? cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Alejandro Giacometti:
  • Sharing stories changing culture
  • Provide a window in cc licensed ( BY NC SA ) flickr photo by Kol Tregaskes:
  • Connections, Relationships, and Technology
  • When Ideas Meet and Mate Matt Ridley From:
  • Its Your Move
  • Reflect. Start change with one thing Now. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Rita M.:
  • Share. Tweet. Blog. cc licensed ( BY NC ND ) flickr photo by Josh Harper:
  • Try something new. Take a risk. Do it.
  • Thank you!
  • Connect With Me @chriswejr [email protected]
  • Acknowledgments: George Couros @gcouros Alec Couros @courosa Chris Kennedy @chrkennedy Cale Birk @birklearns And so many more in my PLN!