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On Monday, December 20th, at 8pm EST/ 5pm PST (Convert To Your Local Time Here), members of the EDU PLN Ning and participants of #Edchat had the opportunity to join Chris Lehmann in a live conversation about education transformation. Some of the session questions are included below.
More about Chris:

Web Page: http://www.practicaltheory.org
School Web Page: http://www.scienceleadership.org

Bio: Chris is the founding principal of the Science Leadership Academy, a progressive science and technology high school in Philadelphia, PA. Chris has returned to his native Philadelphia after nine years as an English Teacher, Technology Coordinator, Girls Basketball Coach and Ultimate Frisbee coach at the Beacon School in New York City, one of the leading urban public schools for technology integration.

In 2006, the National School Board Association named Chris one of "20 to Watch" among American administrators. In 2001, Chris was honored by MOUSE as a Champion of Technology and Education for his work on building the portal at the Beacon School. Chris has spoken at educational conferences all over the world, including the Building Learning Communities conference, the National Educational Computing Conference, the Philadedelphia Area Educational Technology Conference, The Council of Educational Facilities Planners Regional Conference, the K12-Online Conference, the International Conference on Technology and Education and at LinuxWorld, and he has worked with many schools and districts in the U.S. and England as a consultant.
** If you missed the webinar, here is the recording: https://sas.elluminate.com/site/external/jwsdetect/playback.jnlp?ps...
Attached below is a copy of the conversation in the Chat Box.
Here is the podcast that you can download to iTunes!
Chris Lehmann's Ted Talk:

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How do you scaffold and develop inquiry?  How do you teach the knowledge, skills, and understandings of each discipline?  Is there a project-based approach in your school?  How does the work at your school compare/contrast to High Tech High in California?  How do you create an environment where students "own learning" and find their passion?  I teach in a first grade classroom where I'm in the process of creating a learning environment and transforming education to look like what's going on in your school.  I'm thrilled to have an opportunity to understand the how you developed this in your school.

You've talked about how your current students select the incoming class at SLA. Can you expand on how this process works? Do students develop interview questions/rubric/etc? How/Why did you arrive at this system? Thanks!

Your passion and enthusiasm for education is motivating and I thoroughly enjoyed your TED talk. I was wondering if you could address environmental initiatives that coincide with the education transformation. Perhaps how the school can become sustainable or what's being done in your community or network. Thanks!

I live in a small town in the middle of the Arizona. It is perfect.

Next month I get to address a large contingent of local middle school teachers regarding schooling. Part of my talk wonders about "technology" and education and how the two are, or are becoming, inseparable. Yet, by many,they are still seen as two different things. I don't think that helps how we educate today. Any thoughts on conveying this message? Is it the right message? Or one of them?

Here is working draft of what I want to sell: The Whole Classroom Still working on it....

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