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The First Educational Activism Un-conference, HIT, July 2015

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Today we held our first ever Educational Activism Un-conference. We invited

un-conventional        un-repentant

un-ordinary              un-afraid and

un-encumbered people who are engaged in improving, morphing, and disrupting education at all levels to attend. And over one hundred did. We barely had popcorn for everyone.

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The First Educational Activism Un-conference, HIT, July 2015 by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

I’m not one to point fingers, but we must acknowledge our co-organizers, Alon Amit (in orange)….

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The First Educational Activism Un-conference, HIT, July 2015 by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

And Ofer Priell (here explaining how to make everyone’s toilet experience more meaningful…)

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The First Educational Activism Un-conference, HIT, July 2015 by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

The famous poet/writer Shlomit Cohen-Assif read some of her beautiful poetry. She doesn’t like when people call her a ‘children’s author’. So I didn’t.

 

Children everywhere do love her poetry. And adults too.

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The First Educational Activism Un-conference, HIT, July 2015 by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

New allegiances were formed.

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The First Educational Activism Un-conference, HIT, July 2015 by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

Instantly, friendships came into being. Coincidences blossomed. Shachar, teaches at a high school right across from my house.

We will definitely do lunch.

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The First Educational Activism Un-conference, HIT, July 2015 by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

This is my new partner in storytelling, Ofra Israeli who runs the G2G (generation to generation) program at the Disaposra Museum. We will make thousands of stories come true this year.

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The First Educational Activism Un-conference, HIT, July 2015 by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

The un-conference board is where people suggest their own lecture topics. We had two boards that were white at 8:00. The first was for 15 minutes presentations.

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The First Educational Activism Un-conference, HIT, July 2015 by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

The second board was for workshops of different kinds. Both boards filled up rather quickly.

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The First Educational Activism Un-conference, HIT, July 2015 by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

Popcorn was had by all. I still have some if anyone is interested.

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The First Educational Activism Un-conference, HIT, July 2015 by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

There were even Lionels and lionesses…

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The First Educational Activism Un-conference, HIT, July 2015 by Mel Rosenberg - מל רוזנברג - Ourboox.com

And spontaneous musical interludes of varying qualities.

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A great and stimulating un-educational time was had by all.

Looking forward to our next one? Let us know!!

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