We just completed AERO's 26th Anniversary conference our 12th! Many people thought it was our best ever. The array included more that 60 workshops , 8 keynotes, 5 documentaries, a dedicated Minecraft Server, and a classical Indian dance exhibition by a Nepalese dancer. People came from over 25 states five Canadian provinces and ten countries.
Below you can find 5 mini-videos made by Bob Greenberg at the AERO conference, of Zoe Weill, Deborah Meier, Yaacov Hecht, Sugata Mitra, and Pat Farenga.
We actually have a few copies most of the keynotes and some of the workshops, as they were made on site at the conference. Soon we'll have complete sets to offer. For today we are just making available the Sugata Mitra/Yaacov Hecht dialog described below.
For many people the hifghlight of the conference was a dialog between Sugata Mitra and Yaacov Hecht, appearing on the large screen as he beamed in from Korea. First Yaacov showed one of his amazing power points about why we need a completely new approach to education. Then Sugate reacted to that wth his own thoughts, follow by one of the most dynamic dialogs about education's future that we have ever seen! We have a DVD of the whole thing.
We're just beginning to get feedback from the participants. Keynoter Jeremy Stuart wrote: "Thanks so much for inviting me to attend the conference and screen Class Dismissed. I thought it went very well and got lots of good feedback. My family and I had a great time and were inspired by so many wonderful conversations. It was amazing to meet and listen to Sugata Mitra!"
You can also see an array of pictures of the conference below, as well as an article about the Mine Craft server, which we have decided to keep open until the next conference. Homeschoolers of schools can join it.
Buy the Yaakov/Mitra DVD here.