#rEDOnt – A Diamond in the . . . Ice?!?

Of Possible Worlds


Despite nature’s little surprise in the form of an ice storm, researchED Ontario was a success by every measure. This installment was the fifth I’ve attended, in three different countries. I can’t say enough about the inspirational and collegial atmosphere of this movement, and I’m so happy to see it growing into a successful and valuable staple in the world of teacher/educator professional development.

I hope the two-day conference trend continues, although there’s still never enough time to chat with people and to delve into everyone’s expertise in a variety of areas. My researchED Ontario experience began on Friday, April 13, where I socialized with respected authors and classroom practitioners, and where I was able to connect with people I’d met through Twitter and at other researchED events. We were treated to an opening address by founder Tom Bennett. Tom’s expertise lies in both distilling big ideas from education research…

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