A week later, I’m still reflecting on my SLA experience. I definitely echo Dean’s sentiment that “seeing joyful learners, caring teachers in very dense, close quarters is very cool.”
This was my first EduCon experience and also my first observation of a 1×1 laptop school – and of a charter school within a public school system. It was easy to see the connection between the students’ ownership of learning and their supportive, technology-enhanced learning environment. (Although I didn’t see much interactive use of the SmartBoards;)
So, yes, I left with thoughts of how to “imitate” the SLA model in my own district…but also with concerns about how to build on the charter school movement without sucking dry our “regular” public schools.
.-= Gail Desler´s last blog ..Reading by Numbers – One last AR rant =-.