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Attending? What to expect at a BarCamp Organizing? BarCamp has now quite an impressive historical record. There is a shared feeling that this should not be lost and 2 pages can be used to keep track of all the unconferences that happened in the past years: BarCampPastEvents serves as a temporary parking to re-order the list of worldwide events. It makes us all sad, but pointers to external pages from the front page will most likely be deleted without notice. Note: This list right here is the ‘definitive list’ of upcoming barcamps. Africa Cameroon BarCamp Cameroon 2015 - At Douala, 14th November 2015 - Theme : Launch Cameroon Ghana BarCamp Accra - Many events including current (2013) Bénin May 17, 2014 - BarCampBénin 2014 (at Parakou in Bénin).October 18, 2014 - BarCampBénin 2014 (at Porto-Novo in Bénin). Asia Cambodia Indonesia Hong Kong mid November 2014 - BarCamp Hong Kong India Japan April 12th, 2014 - Tokyo MakerCamp Macau October 4th, 2014 - Barcamp Macau Malaysia Myanmar Thailand Singapore 1. Vietnam 1.

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Katherine von Jan: Pursue Passion: Demand Google 20% Time at School Ever wonder why students struggle with picking a major in college? When was the last time students were asked what they'd like to study in school and given the time to pursue their own interests? Ask a kid what they want for their birthday, and they'll tell you 10 things.

8 Characteristics of the Innovative Leader “Why are we okay that management hasn’t seen innovation in a 100 or 50 years, but we demand innovation in every other aspect of our lives?” Jamie Notter As we continue to look at teachers, students, and learning becoming more “innovative”, it is important that leadership changes. As administrators often set the tone for their district or their building, if they are saying the same, it is not likely that things are going to change in the classroom. Leadership needs to not only “think” different, but they need to “act” different. For leaders to be effective in changing a school or an organization, they need to change themselves first.

How To Be Successful In Life - 13 Tips From The World’s Most Successful People No matter how old you are, where you’re from or what you do for a living, we all share something in common—a desire to be successful. Each person’s definition of success is different, however, as some may define success as being a loving and faithful spouse or a caring and responsible parent, while most people would equate success with wealth, fame, and power. We all want to achieve success so we could live a comfortable life—have financial freedom, drive a nice car, and live in a beautiful house. However, although success can be achieved, it does not come easy.

The Research Behind Choice and Inquiry-Based Education Since experimenting with “20% Time” in my class a few years ago, I’ve been fascinated by the research and history of this practice in education and the business world. This has led me down a long road to finally writing Inquiry & Innovation in the Classroom (published by Routledge) on inquiry-driven education and choice-based learning experiences. During that time I’ve had hundreds of conversations with fellow teachers practicing choice-based and inquiry-driven learning in some way shape or form (Genius Hour, Passion Projects, Choose2Matter etc). Lately, through the book-writing process I’ve had some more in-depth interviews about inquiry-based education, and I’ve spent a great deal of time researching the beginnings and reasons behind 20% time’s effectiveness. Today I want to shed some light on the research behind choice, and more broadly, inquiry-driven education. I’m breaking the post down into four sections.