Collaboration, cooperation, and networking

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Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach, Ann Michaelsen and Will Richardson

Looking back on our line of conferences at Sandvika high school, it is exciting to see the topics we have covered, the guest speakers we have hosted and the diversity in nationalities. The school was established in 2006 and from year 1, 2007 we have hosted conferences with only a one-year exception. The main goal has always been to share good practice in the use of technology in school and to establish teacher networks. If I was to advise schools on how to move forward today I would say focus on networking for professional development, block scheduling for time to work on complex problems and have the students ask their own questions. Less lecturing –  more learning together. Below is the list of presenters and topics. Next year we celebrate our 10 anniversary! Hope the next 10 years will be as exciting!

International guests:

2007  Wim Veen  Book; Homo zappiens growing up in a digital age
2008  David W Shafferson Book: How computer games help children learn
2009  Will Richardson (Wim Veen) Book: Why school, Personal Learning Networks
2010  (Will Richardson) – Richard DeLorenzo Book: Delivering on the promise
2011  Sheryl Nussbaum Beach Book; The Connected Educator – Aaron Sams – Jonathan Bergman  Book: – Flip Your Classroom  Ewan McIntosh  Book: How To Come Up With Great Ideas and Actually Make Them Happen
2012 Moliehi Sekese, winner of Microsoft expert educator, Lesotho, Tom Barrett  Book: Can computers keep secrets?
2013 Gordon Stobart Book: Testing times, the uses and abuses of Assessment     Kevin Honeycutt
2014  Silvia Tolisano – Shelly Sanches Terrell – Michael Furdyk – Kristina Alexanderson –
2015  No conference
2016  Svein Sjøberg, university of Oslo, June Breivik, BI