by Kim Crawford and Andrew Forgrave

UnPlug'd 2011 Delegate Photo

 

This past weekend, 37 connected educators from across Canada gathered in Toronto for the Unplug’d: Canadian Education Summit 2011. While we shared a few initial hours getting to meet one-another face-to-face within the relative comforts of the Toronto Westin Harbour Castle hotel, after a few hours sleep, we boarded an Ontario Northlands train to South River, Ontario. From there we travelled 22 kilometres into the bush to the Northern Edge Algonquin resort. Off-the-grid (solar power only), and no Internet.

The purpose of the summit was to allow us to gather and explore present-day issues and themes within education. Each of us came from various backgrounds in education, prepared to share and discuss an important-to-us element in education. The resulting work will be shared over the course of the next few weeks. But the relationships that were made, extended, and strengthened have a wonderful potential to take the Unplug’d 2011 experience even further.

Over the the next while, we (Andy and I) will be reflecting on this amazing experience. Won’t you join in the conversation?

First Topic:
Unplugging to Connect (publishes Friday, August 12th)

Kim’s unplugd11 photo set on Flickr
Andy’s unplugd11 photos on Flickr

One Response to “Conversations about Unplug’d: Canadian Education Summit 2011”

  1. Thank-you to you and Andy for the comments and beautiful pictures which we’ll continue to revisit as we relive the experience of unpludg11.
    What a great format in keeping with the theme of collaboration! Looking forward to continuing the discussion.

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