FutureofEducation.com and Edutopia are collaborating this coming Monday on a two-hour live and interactive look at "Elevating the Education Reform Dialog"--an online discussion with special guests and specifically for educators, to help move past the bashing and to engage in a constructive conversation about the best way forward. Connection details are at the bottom of this post.
UPDATE (10/4/10) - Today's Schedule (click on "other" for other time zones):
2:00 pm Pacific / 5:00 pm Eastern (other) - Alfie Kohn
2:15 pm Pacific / 5:15 pm Eastern (other) - Diane Ravitch
2:30 pm Pacific / 5:30 pm Eastern (other) - Deborah Meier
2:45 pm Pacific / 5:45 pm Eastern (other) - Chris Lehmann
3:00 pm Pacific / 6:00 pm Eastern (other) - Gary Stager
3:15 pm Pacific / 6:15 pm Eastern (other) - Will Richardson
3:30 pm Pacific / 6:30 pm Eastern (other) - Julie Evans
3:45 pm Pacific / 6:45 pm Eastern (other) - Sir Ken Robinson
4:00 pm Pacific / 7:00 pm Eastern (other) - One hour "Open Forum" for educators and others to voice ideas and feelings about education reform.
Kohn's criticisms of competition and rewards have been widely discussed and debated, and he has been described in Time magazine as "perhaps the country's most outspoken critic of education's fixation on grades [and] test scores."
Date: Monday, October 4, 2010
Time: 2pm Pacific / 5pm Eastern / 9pm GMT (international times here)
Duration: 2 hours
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tr.im/futureofed. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Page: http://www.learncentral.org/event/106358