The methods behind our #educon madness

I can’t really think of a better way of explaining this process, so here I am reblogging this post from Chad Sansing (@chadsansing). The following discussion after the activity really emphasized the role of iterative design in education. Hacking is about hacking the rules, not necessarily only computers.

Democratizing Composition

In planning and facilitating the EduCon 2.5hack jam and flying schools sessions, I got to work with amazing teachers and learners from the National Writing Project (NWP) and Mozilla networks. Science Leadership Academy (SLA) English teacher Meenoo Rami and I hosted our third NWP- and SLA-sponsored hack jam together. Then I teamed up with Christina Cantrill, Paul Oh, Laura Hilliger, and Chris Lawrence for a digitally combinedWebmaker/future of schools session. While the participants in each conversation deserve the most credit for jumping into play as a pathway for transforming professional practice, the aforementioned facilitators helped scaffold dynamic settings for learning during our time together which felt both entirely awesome and all too short.

In response to both on-site and online feedback, I wanted to share some notes on practice before too much time goes by.

Hack jam materials

We mixed and matched materials generously…

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