I usually spend about 1/3 of each year on the road speaking and consulting with schools, governments or corporations. So far, 2008 has been no exception.
Over the past month or so I was a featured speaker at MACUL, made three presentations at the COSN Annual Conference, delivered two keynotes for Toshiba about 1:1 computing in education, led a STEM keynote in Potsdam, NY, was the closing keynote for the Texas Distance Learning Association Conference and in the spare time began teaching a computer programming class for K-5 kids once or twice a week in a Long Beach, CA school as a volunteer.
Just as Spring blooms and I mourn the fact that I only got to ski two days this winter, I’m off in a few hours to lead my "10 Things to Do with a Laptop: Learning and Powerful Ideas" presentation in Calgary, Alberta where it may be as cold as 9 degrees Fahrenheit! Time to schlep the parka! Ah, the glamourous life!
I won’t be there long enough to enjoy the weather or the scenery because immediately after the day-long Anytime Anywhere Learning Foundation’s 1:1 Computing Leadership Summit, I fly to Seattle to participate in a similar event. The following day I will teaching my class in Long Beach. I will also be doing more work with the One Laptop Per Child Foundation over the next month.
If you want to catch me live and in-person over the next few months. Here are some of the places where I’ll be speaking:
- April 30 – Featured Speaker: Penn State One-to-One Computing Conference. An Educational Vision Worth Sustaining
- May 3 – Keynote Speaker – Annual CHILD Conference, West Palm Beach, FL Young Tom Edison and the Ballerina’s Gopher
- May 7-9 – Keynote Speaker – Eastern Townships Technology Showcase, Quebec.
- May 16-17 – Speaker – NYSCATE Metro Conference, Rye, NY. Multiple sessions
- June 29 – Organizer & Keynote Speaker – The Constructivist Celebration, San Antonio, TX
- June 30 – July 2 – Speaker – National Educational Computing Conference, San Antonio, TX
- July 13-15 – Keynote Speaker – Laussane Laptop Institute, Memphis, TN
I will probably be working across Australia in August.
Stay tuned for the announcement of an exciting summer event for educators over the next few days.
Gotta go find my ski gloves and scarf. Brrrrrrr!
Veteran educator Gary Stager, Ph.D. is 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.