Join colleagues, Gary Stager, and guest experts in conversation about a critically important new book!
I could not be prouder of the new all-star book I just published, Twenty Things to Do with a Computer Forward 50: Future Visions of Education Inspired by Seymour Papert and Cynthia Solomon’s Seminal Work. You now have an opportunity to discuss the powerful ideas in this book online during February in a free study group. The book is now available in Kindle, softcover, and hardcover editions!
We had a great Book Study discussion on February 2nd and there are three more chances for you to participate in the exchange of powerful ideas. This week’s guest stars will be Dan Lynn Watt and Molly Lynn Watt, two people as responsible for teaching me how to teach teachers as anyone else.
Twenty Things to Do with a Computer Forward 50, is a celebration of the vision set forth by Seymour Papert and Cynthia Solomon a half-century ago. Four dozen experts from around the world invite us to consider the original provocations, reflect on their implementation, and chart a course for the future through personal recollections, learning stories, and imaginative scenarios.
Join Dr. Gary Stager, peers, and surprise guests in a weekly synchronous discussion of the powerful ideas, challenges, and inspiration found in a variety of the new book’s essays. Each week, a couple articles will be assigned and community members will be encouraged to choose other chapters for discussion. There’s something for everybody in this book!
Registrants will be able to participate in each week’s conversation, join the online community, and access video of the discussions. Four sessions will commence at 8 PM Eastern/5 PM Pacific on Wednesdays in February.
February 2: Twenty Things to Do with a Computer
- February 9: The Struggle is Real
- February 16: Personal Computing
- February 23: Future Visions
Preparing for Session #2 on February 9th
- Please get yourself a copy of Twenty Things to Do with a Computer – Forward 50 if you have not already done so. The book is now available in Kindle, softcover, and hardcover editions.
- In preparation for Session #2, please read the following essays.
- The Computer Programs the Child by Audrey Watters
- Where Have All the Metaphors Gone? by Gary Stager
- Any essay from Part 1 or 2 of your choice
Dan Lynn Watt and Molly Lynn Watt will be our guest stars. So, you might wish to read their phenomenal essays as well.
Registrants will receive links and instructions a week before the first session.
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is the author of Twenty Things to Do with a Computer – Forward 50, co-author of Invent To Learn — Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom, publisher at Constructing Modern Knowledge Press, and the founder of the Constructing Modern Knowledge summer institute. He led professional development in the world’s first 1:1 laptop schools thirty years ago and designed one of the oldest online graduate school programs. Gary is also the curator of The Seymour Papert archives at DailyPapert.com. Learn more about Gary here.