WEMTA Preview

I'm looking forward to returning to the Wisconsin Educational Media & Technology Association (WEMTA) annual conference in the Wisconsin Dells.  It's been several years and it will be nice to see old and new friends.

I'm doing three presentations at the conference including the Monday morning keynote.  Here is a brief rundown of what I'll be presenting:

Re-imagining the Spaces in Which We Learn (opening keynote)  Monday, March 20 • 9:15am - 10:15am. I'll be using the concept of learning spaces to address changes in education.  Specifically, the talk is divided into four parts:  mindset, landscape, process and impact and while I will be talking about rethinking learning spaces, I'll also talk about the trends and patterns that are impacting, and potentially changing teaching and learning.  I'll also be talking about a design approach to improving spaces. My approach to keynotes has always been to present big and bold ideas and challenge the audience.  I hope that you leave with more questions that when you came into the presentation.

Towards the Design of Contemporary Library Spaces Monday, March 20 • 12:45pm - 1:45pm:  In this presentation, we'll explore the shifting roles of what libraries mean and how that impacts their design.  We'll dig into the design approach further, so if you are looking for an understanding of how design is used to craft spaces, this presentation is for you.  While this focuses on libraries, the principles are applicable to all spaces.

Classroom Makeover:  Hack, Prototype and Design Tuesday, March 21 • 8:00am - 9:00am :  in this presentation, we'll focus on changes you can make to spaces that are realistic and achievable.  Leave the presentation with a set of ideas and resources that you can use to improve your learning spaces.

Resources for all presentations can be found here, listed under WEMTA.  You can also follow along though social media using the #wemta17 hashtag.

I hope to see you there!