Today on the Future Trends Forum: Charlottesville and education

Today we’re attempting another Future Trends Forum experiment.  Once again we will focus on discussion, and not center it around a guest.

Instead, we’re going to talk about Charlottesville and what it means for education.

In light of current events, we will hold an open session today, August 16th, from 2-3 pm.  This is an hour for us to reflect, process, and share our thoughts about what just happened, and what it might tell us about the future.

This is an experiment, and one that runs certain risks, given the intensity of the topic, to put it mildly. I want to welcome diverse participants.  That includes the nearly 2000-strong Forum community, and anyone else that’s interested.  As convener and host, I will facilitate discussion with care.  I reserve the right to warn, then boot people if they abuse others.

Charlottesville students at statue
If you can’t be there today because of scheduling or other reasons, but would still like to contribute, please leave a comment here with your comments, links, or questions.  You can also email me if you prefer.

To RSVP beforehand, or to jump straight in at 2 pm EDT, click here:

https://gateway.shindig.com/event/ftf-townhall4.

If you don’t know the Forum, it’s a free, open, weekly videoconference discussion about the future of education and technology.  It started in February 2016.  You can find out more, and also watch recordings of all previous sessions, here.  We did another such open discussion experimental session in July.

(photo via Colin Rees on Twitter)

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4 Responses to Today on the Future Trends Forum: Charlottesville and education

  1. VanessaVaile says:

    Reblogged this on As the Adjunctiverse Turns and commented:
    Denizens of the #Adjunct/iverse: don’t miss this one.

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  2. Kate Herzog says:

    “How do we help our students become more humane?” read “How to Foster Humanity as Teachers in the Wake of Charlottesville” http://facingtoday.facinghistory.org/how-to-foster-humanity-as-teachers-in-the-wake-of-charlottesville

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  3. Pingback: Charlottesville and education: our video conversation | Bryan Alexander

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