Now that you’ve started reading this, I should probably decide what to write about. Don’t worry, it’s not for a lack of material—quite the opposite.
You see, I spent two days this summer at Nerdcamp, a literacy-focused “unconference,” where no sessions are planned until all the attendees show up. And the spontaneity seems to have rubbed off on me.
In a quiet little town off the beaten path in Michigan, I experienced one of the most remarkable things I’ve ever seen in education. Picture this: It’s the middle of July, and hundreds of educators are flocking to participate in something akin to a professional development jam session. Everyone comes with their skills, ready to collaborate, share, and learn from one another.