TTT#348 IDEC 2013 - International Democratic Education Conference w/ Sally Anderson, Scott Nine, Joye Otto, David Loitz - 5.8.13

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On this episode of TTT we have a conversation about democratic education and IDEC 2013, the 21st annual International Democratic Education Conference, which will be held in Boulder, Colorado this August 4-8.

Participants in this episode of TTT are:

Paul Allison's profile photo Sally Anderson's profile photo Scott Nine's profile photo monika hardy's profile photo Karen Fasimpaur's profile photo Joye Otto's profile photo David Loitz's profile photo

What is IDEC?
IDEC 2013 will be a unique international gathering of changemakers—practitioners, organizers, academics, youth, and educators—built around how we can transform our communities, schools, and learning to ensure that all young people can engage meaningfully in their education and gain the tools to build a just, sustainable, and democratic world. The experience will include a rich blend of pre-scheduled events and the fluidity needed to host conversations, workshops and strategy sessions using a hybrid of Open Space Technology. Be prepared for a conference experience unlike any other – we’ll be pushing the boundaries of what we mean by learning, sharing, connecting and creating.

What makes IDEC 2013 remarkable?
IDEC 2013 is a place where the world learns together about learning. IDEC, now in its 21st year, is hosted by teams of educators from different countries and continents each year. This is the first time in ten years that it has been held in the United States. From Korea to Israel and Brazil to India, IDEC offers participants the space, prompts, and process to learn about the future and history of learning.

What is democratic education?
In communities around the world, a story is unfolding of young people, educators, networks, and communities generating solutions to the challenges of today’s complex world. That unfolding story is the story of democratic education.

Democratic education is not a type of school or research-based practice. It isn’t one kind of learning program or philosophy. It is a frame. It’s a way of gathering together a vast set of ideas, resources, and visions so that a powerful story can be told that reclaims education for people and communities. There are thousands of people and organizations around the globe engaged in democratic education. Many have similar values but different definitions. IDEC 2013 is for all of them.

Click Read more to see the chat that was happening during this live webcast.

May 8, 2013

21:09Peggy George: Hi everyone!
21:10Scott Nine: Hi Peggy!
21:10Joye Otto: Hi! I can't figure out how to get on here
21:11Peggy George: if you want to join the Hangout use the link at the top of the Titanpad on the left
21:11Peggy George: if you just want to listen you can click on play in the above video window
21:12Scott Nine: Hi Joye
21:12Peggy George: I love that! Lead Toddler Teacher :-)
21:13Joye Otto: Hi! I can't figure out how to get my camera working
21:13Peggy George: you have to give the Hangout permission to access it
21:14Peggy George: What exciting news Karen!! Congratulations!
21:16karen (@kfasimpaur): Thanks, Peggy. I'm super excited!
21:18Peggy George: I'll bet you are!!! I'm excited for you!
21:25Scott Nine: Joye, are you related to Marc Otto by any chance?
21:30karen (@kfasimpaur):
21:39karen (@kfasimpaur):
21:40karen (@kfasimpaur): It's my summer or writing project projects :)
21:52Peggy George: a few bandwidth challenges for me tonight but this has been a GREAT conversation!
21:53Peggy George: will need to listen again to fill in the gaps :-)
21:53karen (@kfasimpaur): Good to see you Peggy. Is our next thing in G+ or Skype?
21:53Peggy George: Skype-have you connected with Wes Fryer on Skype. He'll probably initiate the call.
21:55karen (@kfasimpaur): yep. thx.