Mark your calendar for the HEAR Chicago Talk, Wednesday, January 15, at Schuba's Upstairs Lounge.
Peep some reflections about the last couple events here and here. An exchange of ideas works best with lots of folks bringing their experiences to share: please consider submitting a presentation and/ or attending. And please don't hesitate to pass on the information to friends and associates!
An exchange of ideas about education
(And a chance to grab a drink and a bite.)
Four Chicagoans make presentations following three simple guidelines:
Start with a chewy question that relates to reaching people or teaching people.
In six minutes, present an inspiring or innovative way that question is being addressed.
End with a new question for listeners to chew on.
A variety of audience and of presenters
(Maybe even you.)
We hope this quarterly event will foster innovation and collaboration among resourceful folks in a variety of disciplines. Presenters might include teachers, designers, community organizers, entrepreneurs...who else?
Take a look below at a sampling of the thoughtful questions posed by presenters and audience members at June's HEAR Chicago Talk...and read even more about it here. We hope to see you in January! Below are a few slides and audience questions from the September event.
Slide from my presentation. Asked by the audience: How can we identify which differences between our system and Finland's are contributing to the results?
Slide from Dennis Kass's presentation. Asked by the audience: Is it possible to talk to parents about the same constructs you've discussed with the students?
Slide from Don Whitfield's presentation. Asked by the audience: Is this method applicable for other groups, such as women coming out of prostitution or domestic violence victims?
Picture from GreenBronxMachine.org. I showed a clip from a talk given by Stephen Ritz, a South Bronx high school teacher who has empowering his students through urban farming.