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ShapingEDU Unconference 2021: Reshaping Wicked Problems

July 20 - 23, 2021 

Digital Immersion Event 

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*Registration is limited in order to create a highly interactive, community-driven event.  Claim your spot soon and get ready to roll up your sleeves and unravel the mysteries of a collection of Wicked Problems together.

Reshape wicked problems at our "remote" haunted inn this July!

Join us virtually at the 2021 ShapingEDU Unconference on July 20-23, 2021 where, together, we will address a looming set of "wicked problems," (challenges with underlying competing values), including learning in the face of disruption, ethics and bias in data, student voice in education journeys and more.

Why you should attend this Unconference

Educators, students, technology leaders and changemakers who want to hone their skills in grappling with the unknown mysteries ahead and transforming learning for the better through these disruptions are invited to join us at the inn.
 
The 2021 ShapingEDU Unconference will open with a Black Swan simulation focused on learning in the face of disruption to set the tone of strategizing around the unexpected. Days two and three, will leverage what you learned on day one to engage in working sessions focused around a set of wicked problems identified by the global ShapingEDU community. Together we’ll address specific wicked problems facing learning and develop actionable outputs, resources and products.

Additionally, during this highly-interactive digital event, you are encouraged to roll up your sleeves to: 

magnifying_glassDevelop and build skills for dealing with the unknown, disruption and surprises. Surface big ideas around concrete actions and engage in working sessions to dream and design big.
notebook and pencilCreate specific strategies and tools to address these wicked problems.
map from one place to the nextSeek out ways to become antifragile in living and learning -- to move beyond resilience to thriving through disruption. 

Think you have what it takes to thrive in a “remote” inn haunted by wicked problems? Space is limited, so register now to find out.

What is an Unconference? 

At the ShapingEDU Unconference, there is no set program. While there will be full-group discussions and graphic facilitation, participants ultimately self-organize around the themes and ideas that resonate most with their work and passions. Ideas are generated from participants ahead of time to set the tone and be built upon, through the lens of crafting the futures of learning in the digital age. 

While the start and end times each day will not change, all activity times are fluid/subject to change...because it’s an unconference.  The Living Agenda will evolve and change before and during the unconference. Check often for updates. 

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Vote for wicked problems

What are the pressing, complex challenges facing learning now or in the future? The ShapingEDU community submitted their ideas for wicked problems to address at the haunted 2021 Unconference -- and now it's your turn to vote for the ones you think we should be reshaping, together.

Wicked problems are complex issues with underlying competing values that must be negotiated. They don’t have “a solution”, but we can make concrete progress in addressing them. Vote now and through Sunday the 13th (of June)! 

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