Unconferencing: Conversations, Co-Creation and Connection
Mia shared this Albert Einstein quote on her Transformational Parenting Facebook page.
“A foolish faith in authority is the worst enemy of truth”
I couldn't resist sharing it here as it fits in so well with the idea of unconferencing. There are no authorities at Learning Reimagined. There are presenters who are also seekers. They're presenting to share their experiences in order to facilitate reimagining learning.
So the unconferencing is about all of us and the passions, experiences and questions we bring to the weekend. It is about conversations and there are many conversations to be had. These sessions are where we can really facilitate deep connections, pool our expertise, share our experiences, support one another and innovate as a group. The unconference is co-created by all of us. Anyone can offer to convene discussions on topics they're passionate about, request discussions they're wanting to learn more about or raise big/little question that is on their minds. Group discussions can be as small as 2 people to as large as 15 people.
The wonderful thing is that unconferencing requires no formal preparations. We'll all be speaking from the heart about what is alive for us at time. Although we'd like to encourage you to think about the burning issues you want to possibly share or request. This is also where the birds of a feather can flock together, to find each other (teachers, parents whose kids have special needs, alternative school creators etc.) either for simple solidarity or to brainstorm how you apply some of the principles of the discussions to unique situations.
Picture people sitting around in circles, under the trees, on the patio or in the hall, circles of people forming, unforming and reforming, children running in and out of the circles, children convening sessions... Birds chirping... Beautiful setting...Ice cold water... Shared wisdoms, Meaningful Discussions, Deep Connections.. Magic