The final provincial dialogue for Inspiring Education has started.(hashtag #ieforum or #inspiringEd on Twitter)
Day 1 of Inspiring Education left me highly interested though yet to be inspired. The summary of the community conversations, the speakers and the dialogue at the tables were truly thrilling. Albertans, international speakers (for an awesome summary of what they said see Sue Huff’s blog) and the almost 1,000 people at this event converge around one idea – we need to re-invent education to respond to the shift that technology has delivered to us all. Our children are ready- but are we?
So why not yet inspired? If genius is 1% inspiration and 99% perspiration as Thomas Edison said, then invention (or re- invention) is 1% inspiration and 99% implementation. The quality, scope, and vision of the thousands of Albertans that have contributed to this incredibly important conversation is truly remarkable – quite simply, a mandate has been delivered to the Alberta government to remake education for the future of this province.
Dave’s team have delivered 100% on that 1% inspiration. The question amongst us hopeful skeptics in the room, is can the Alberta cabinet and government deliver on the vision - the 99% left - in collaboration with citizens, students, communities,trustees and teachers?We certainly hope so. THAT would be truly inspiring.
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