As educators, our professional development is usually based on someone else's formulation of the question and, more often than not, their own answer to that question. The question may resonate with us, and we may even agree with the answers provided, but it is still someone else's question.
Questions are powerful things and the questions that we ask reveal a great deal about what is important to us, what we care about and what we're willing to stand for.
EdCamp905 is an opportunity for you to articulate what is on your mind when it comes to education. It's an opportunity for you to think about the authentic challenges you are facing, the successes that you are having and the space that exists between the schools you dream about and the schools that you and your students experience.
It's a powerful space, full of potential and possibility. It's a space that is energized through the questions that we ask.
So, in the days leading up to EdCamp905, you're invited to look around the school-related world that you live in everyday. Notice those moments of engagement, if not joy on the part of you and your students. Notice the moments of tension and disconnect. Notice the moments where you don't feel anything.
And then ask yourself, "What is happening here?", because in that process of "noticing deeply" are the seeds of a really powerful question. And it's that question (and ones just like it) that you're invited to bring along with you to EdCamp905.
What's in a question? Hmmm...can't wait to find out!
More to come...