On Tuesday afternoon I’m getting on a plane to fly to Christchurch for ULearn 10.
ULearn is an annual education conference held in New Zealand. It is organised by Core-Ed. ULearn has a strong emphasis on using ICT tools in enhancing education. The tagline is “collaborate | innovate | educate”.
This is the first time I will be attending ULearn, so I’m quite excited to go along as I’ve heard there are always fantastic keynote speakers and many people to network with or share ideas with. It’s exciting that here in New Zealand we can get around 2000 educators together to share what they are doing to enhance teaching and learning in their classrooms or environments.
It’s also the first time that I will be presenting at a conference like this. I’m presenting with a colleague on Effective online teaching and learning.
So heading in to ULearn next week… What do I hope to gain from the conference?
- I really want to hear from national and world leaders in education. I want to know what they are doing, why they are doing it, and why this (hopefully) new way of educating is working so well.
- I want to learn about the innovative way different ICT and Web 2.0 tools are being used to teach.
- I want to come away feeling inspired and equipped to improve my teaching, in order to equip my students to learn in the best ways possible.
So those are my aims. I will also aim to get some blog posts up during ULearn. This did not work so well for me at Learning@School at the beginning of the year, so we’ll see what happens this time! Hopefully I’ll have more luck!