I have an opportunity to meet with some rugby union coaches on Sunday.
Our topic is personal learning journeys after formal accreditation completion.
I prepared my presentation earlier this week and shared it with the coaches in advance of our meeting. I have been modifying it since then as I reflect on the narrative I would like to share … and that might emerge.
I am hopeful that all my cloud resources might be helpful as we explore ideas.
I am mindful that I am meeting them on a Sunday morning after an intensive three days of the course.
This quote introduces my story about personal learning journeys.
A lighted match does not cause a fire. … a fire takes place because of a particular combination of elements of which the lighted match is just one. (Esko Kilpi)
I hope to end with a story about Blue Poles.
The artwork returned to the National Gallery of Australia this week. One of the people in this picture involved in the re-hanging is from my small town of Braidwood.
Ten years ago he saw a black and white picture of Blue Poles in a school art class and listened to an account of the significance of Jackson Pollack’s work.
Yesterday evening at a meeting of the Braidwood Education Foundation, he spoke about a decade of his personal journey. He was followed onto the stage by a Nobel Laureate, Brian Schmidt. Quite a week!
Dawn in Elrington Street (Keith Lyons, CC BY 4.0)
Blue Poles (ABC News, Ewan Gilbert)