Thursday, October 30, 2014

Embracing Change, Are You?

Reflecting back to this summer, Drew and I arrived in Atlanta, Georgia for ISTE 2014.  ISTE is the International Society for Technology in Education and it is the world’s largest Educational Technology Conference.  This is where we get a chance to Evangelize for Augmented Reality in Education on the world’s largest stage.  It’s the Super Bowl of Educational Technology Conferences and we were ready for Round 2!

When we touched down at the airport we had only two things on our minds.  One, our panel discussion Sunday morning, with Angela Maiers, Steve Mesler and Todd Nesloney and two - heading to the Blogger’s CafĂ© to blow minds with the latest and greatest educational augmented reality content, challenge thinking and challenge the current model of education.  

You see, Drew and I love showcasing the latest in Augmented Reality and putting the education world on its’ ear! 

We like to go out, share the amazing technology and challenge educators to embrace change to maximize their impact on students. We ask them to use the power of Augmented Reality and the latest 21C technology to engage kids and truly integrate it into the culture of learning. 

I always ask,  “Why are we still educating kids like we did in the 50’s?”  The 50’s were great and sometimes I wish they were still here, but the world has changed since then. 

The days of being a “know-it-all” and the Supreme Holder of Information are gone and a new day has dawned! A world where collaboration is expected, failure happens and the age of creativity is back!  We, as educators, can change our approach to educating kids and work with them in today’s world. 

Take a moment and think about where you stand on the Teaching Continuum and challenge yourself to move along the continuum and be an even more amazing teacher than you already are.

You can do it, #IBelieve #YouCan #MakeADifference #Today

That is our mission.  To change the way we Learn, the way we Teach and the way we Lead.  This is our journey.  Please join us

Have an amazing day,

Brad Waid

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