My school, Kent Innovation High, is hosting NovaNow, a conversation based conference this February 7-8, 2014. Here is a testimonial from Kit Hard, one of our conversation leaders:
Why NovaNow is Going to Blow Your Mind!
Let me tell you why I’m super excited about NovaNow – a unique educational event February 7-8, 2014 hosted at Kent Innovation High and Kent ISD in Grand Rapids, MI. It is a new and engaging conference model is based on the Educon conference hosted each year in Philadelphia, PA at the Science and Leadership Academy. Last January I had the privilege of attending Educon 2.5 in Philadelphia, PA and it was one of the best professional learning experiences of my career. Now you’ll be able to experience that same dynamic facilitated conversation format right here in our own backyard. It’s an opportunity you won’t want to miss.
One of the more transformative elements of NovaNow is the opportunity to spend the first morning embedded in Kent Innovation High with student tour guides escorting you through a student-centered, Project Based Learning environment in action. You’ll be blown away by the self-directed learning, innovative teaching practices, and enjoy engaging in meaningful conversations with students, staff, and other educators.
In the afternoon and on the second day, be prepared to have your pre-conceptions about educational conferences blown-up. This will not be a sit-n-git, sage on the stage style conference. One of the defining elements will be the emphasis on facilitated conversations with interactive activities that will expose you to design thinking and an innovation mindset.
And that’s just the “formal” stuff. The real action happens in the hallways, cafes, and evening meetups around town. And it keeps on happening through the long-term connections you’ll make with amazing educators from around the mid-west!
Thanks Kit! We appreciate the endorsement and look forward to everyone joining us. Register before December 6th and save $25.
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