Keynote Address: Rob Mancabelli
new teacher academy
Wednesday, August 8, 2012
Rob Mancabelli is a speaker and writer on educational innovation through the use of technology. He's the co-author of Personal Learning Networks (2011), a keynote presenter at education conferences and a columnist for leading education magazines. With over a decade of experience in educational technology and organizational change, Rob outlines the remarkable transformations that are shaping the future of learning, but also delivers practical advice to educators who want to get there. Rob serves on the educational advisory boards for Dell Computer and Acer Corporation, and he holds an MBA from MIT.
The title of Rob's keynote address is Personal Learning Networks - The Future of Learning. Personal learning networks have become the most powerful, efficient and engaging way to learn in the 21st Century. But what are the implications of these environments for our students, teachers and schools? In this presentation, Rob Mancabelli vividly describes the transformative power of this new learning landscape and how it brings into question our fundamental assumptions about schooling. He describes a new framework on which educators can build 21st Century learning environments and outlines a clear path to get from "here to there."