It’s hard to believe this is the last day of ISTE 2011. As I planned my daily schedule, I sometimes felt like a kid in a candy store.
I got a preview of Lehmann’s remarks at the Special Interest Group Innovative Learning Technologies’ forum, “I Scream, You Scream, We All Scream for Innovation!.” He said technology should be like oxygen – ubiquitous, necessary and invisible. “You know you’re there when technology becomes invisible.”
Lehmann’s passion is palpable:
We’re not about raising test scores. We’re about raising kids.
And forget about waiting for Superman. Lehmann prefers to wait for the pizza deliveryman to feed the parents who come together on Saturdays to talk about teaching and learning.
Lehmann brought along a small group of SLA students, including Rashaun Williams.
Rashaun described Lehmann as his teacher and mentor. He’s applying the lessons he’s learning at SLA to the nonprofit organization he co-founded, Phresh Philadelphia:
Phresh Philadelphia is an organization focusing on making Philadelphia a better place to live. Our approach to making this dream a reality is through building a solid foundation in the Philadelphia communities by teaming up with local programs, volunteers, and city officials, ultimately to bring neighborhood plans of a Greater Philadelphia into action.
To get connected with Phresh Philadelphia, complete a short survey and as Rashaun says, make it happen.