Tuesday, March 17, 2009

Constructing Knowledge with Gary Stager

I am so lucky living in Qatar this year. Wonderful and interesting people keep dropping in! I had the pleasure of catching up with Gary Stager last week when he came into Doha to present at the ict QATAR conference "Exploring ICT in Education". As a double treat Sylvia Martinez, from Generation Yes, also came in with Gary, also as a presenter for the same event. I think Sylvia is a stabalising influence......

Gary was in town last November when I blogged,
Work with the Living: A Week with Gary Stager. This time we spent time at Souq Waqif and also at the Pearl, a new waterfront development similar to the Palm in Dubai. When you are with Gary the search is always on for ice-cream or pizza.....lucky we live in a cosmopolitan place.

The embedded recording is a conversation with Gary about the
Constructing Modern Knowledge conference he is running in the USA in July 2009. This is a not-to-be-missed event, and the way Gary describes it, has an assortment of interesting facilitators that will provide extended learning opportunities, incuding Deborah Meier and Herbert Kohl.

In Gary's words:

"This is a conference where people can say they spent time with......."

"The emphasis is on doing, not just talking......."

From the website:
"Constructing Modern Knowledge is a minds-on institute for educators committed to creativity, collaboration and computing. Participants will have the opportunity to engage in intensive computer-rich project development with peers and a world-class faculty. Inspirational guest speakers and social events round out the fantastic event."

Listen to Gary describing what the conference is about:

Gary and Sylvia at the Pearl

An earlier blog post of mine on a similar theme:
Embracing Constructivism: Some Resources

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