I’m trying to figure out what else to say other than, “A-yep.”

The whole purpose for the conference is to come together around ideas. And yes, there are some guiding principles that move the conference, and they are principles that inform SLA as well, but very deliberately, the conference isn’t about SLA. It’s about this whole community that exists around inquiry-driven modern (is that a better word than 21st Century, I dunno) learning.

I never quite know what to do when people talk about replicating SLA. There are so many ways I could imagine we could have done things differently… and I love finding places that share some guiding ideas as ours but have implemented them SO differently.

The point of inquiry-driven, project-based learning is that one-size doesn’t fit all kids. It’s true for schools too. What makes SLA work is that a group of teachers and students and parents came together around a vision and made — and continue to make — that vision real every day. The school evolves because of the people who care deeply about what goes on there. Every community should have the chance to figure out what they care about and to build schools that reflect and enhance their vision.
.-= Chris Lehmann´s last blog ..Educon 2.2 – Looking Forward and Looking Back =-.