Today I had the opportunity to tour the Science Learning Academy with some of the most charming and interesting students I have met in a long time. These kids were totally engaged in their learning, were able to explain their guiding principles for learning, understood the how and why of project based learning and were obviously proud of their accomplishments and their learning community.
The conversations I had with some of the staff were the same. I was thrilled to see how thoughtfully all the learners in the building considered their learning environment and expectations. It was so obvious that there was a truly innovative synergy happening here at SLA and its wonderful!
This evening the panel discussion at the Franklin Institute about the importance of innovation for learning was further food for thought. Setting all of the delegates up for some great conversations over the next two days. I can’t wait to get started!