Friday, January 20, 2017

Building Better Ideas... at Educon 2017

When the theme for Educon 2017 came across... 'how do you sustain innovation?' .... it got me thinking.

I started talking it over with David Jakes and we landed on 'ideas' as a critical source of sustaining innovation. 

One of David's many fortes is on the subject of 'ideation.'

We decided to craft up a discussion at Educon on Building Better Ideas.

What are some common obstacles and ways to overcome them...

  • when you're problem solving? 
  • when you are working with a team? 
  • when problems are complex?


Why do great ideas stumble?

Some ideas, well... suck ; )  Why do some horrible ideas gain traction?

These are timely questions for people in education. There's no shortage of things to do, initiatives, or needs.

How can you 'Build Better Ideas'?

Come with questions... Leave with an understanding of common pitfalls, strategies, creative ways to open up perspectives and... some pathways to build better ideas! That's our goal ; )

We're lined up open up a discussion on this Saturday, session 3 at Educon.  Hope to see you there.

Wednesday, January 18, 2017

Dynamic Landscapes Education and Innovation Conference, May 22-23, 2017

Dynamic Landscapes May 22-23, 2017 at Champlain College is lining up to be... what we started working toward four years ago.

Your feedback, your passion to innovate... we listened and have worked to create a space to showcase it, share it and build strong collaborative bonds.

Here are the new additions this year...

Student keynote competition: YES! Students will keynote our conference this year!

Student and Adult presentations... and the call for proposals is open! YES! Student strands at last! 100 students get in for free.

... hey, the theme is Authentic Student Voice!

And the tried and true staples return of...

Hands-on innovation lab makerspace

Immersive workshop leaders... 1/2 day and full day. Dive in with an expert and dig deep.

Conference sessions of all shapes and sizes. Build your own schedule and pitch a plan to setup your own workgroups.

Social events to bring people together.


What can your students present here? What problem are they trying to solve? What's 'their' opinion?

Come in and tackle tough issues in education and explore innovation with peers and students.

Customer satisfaction has reached new heights... and DL 2017 is geared to be our best conference yet!

David Jakes, Diana Laufenberg, Matt Kay and Brad Latimer are just a few of our workshop leaders this year. Sign up, and dive in deep with these incredible people.

Check out all the details at the DL 2017 website.

Hope you can join us Dynamic Landscapes Education and Innovation Conference at Champlain College in gorgeous Burlington, VT in May, 2017 ; )