Week 1 – Community

Week 1 – Community

Welcome to The Next Learnerspace! Each week, we will be posting a series of prompts and interactivities, to guide our learning process and build up to our live interaction on Tuesdays.

We will process your answers and feature them at ad hoc pages within this site, referring to them in our weekly meetings.

Please complete and submit the following prompts and interactions before the end of the day on Monday, May 2.

Your Favorites

Please complete the following form. The itention is to get to know each other better and to share our resurces and favorite learning and entertainment sites. Feel free to leave any of the boxes empty if nothing comes to mind, and, for each of the boxes.

From My Doorstep

We would love to know where you are! Please do the following:

  • Stand right outside your house.
  • In Portrait Mode, take a photograph with your cell phone.
  • Pivot 45 and 90 degrees to your left and take one photograph in each.
  • Go back to your original position.
  • Pivot 45 and 90 degrees to your right and take two more photographs.
  • Send the 5 photographs to info@thenextlearnerspace.org

Results should be something like:

Our Hidden Faces

We want to know more about who you are and what each of you cares about.

Please follow these instructions:

  • Take a selfie of just your face
  • Convert it to Black and White
  • Erase either the left or right side of your face – your choice!
  • On the missing side of your face, write 5 words that define you as a person.
  • Send the finished photograph to gabriel.rshaid@thenextlearnerspace.org

The result should look something like this:

The role of leaders in a learning community

Harvard Professor Linda Hill shares her insights on how some of the most creative companies in the world master the capabilities and talents of diverse teams to keep ideas flowing.

“If we want to invent a better future, and I suspect that’s why many of us are here, then we need to reimagine our task. Our task is to create the space where everybody’s slices of genius can be unleashed and harnessed, and turned into works of collective genius.”

Please reflect on the following question, which we will discuss at our meeting :

What is the role of leaders in setting the stage for the growth and development of a learning community?

The story of a bridge

Watch the following short video:

And discuss below:

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