The Celebration of Teaching and Learning (#CTL2012,
took place at the New York Hilton in Manhattan. This two day
conference occurred during the weekend of St. Patrick's Day. In a
time when teachers and education are being spoken of frequently and
many times negatively, it was interesting seeing how many dedicated
professionals would give of their time to attend such a conference.
As always the sessions were diverse and informative. I will attempt
to share my notes from the weekend. There is no way to capture the
true nature of the event if you weren't in attendance. But hopefully
some of what I learned can be passed on to others.
Here are some of my notes:
First Session Attended:
Common Core standards put good teaching in our heads uniformally
Tali Horowitz and Carla Espana presented on behalf of Common Sense
Digital Citizenship for K-12: Connecting Students, Teachers, and
A sample activity was shared. A digital image of a cheese
counter...analogy drawn: favorites, try a new one, get sick from
taking in too much... Then the question was posed what is your
Digital life like?
Some one shared their simile...fitness center...tools but chose a
few...feel good after using