Northern Rocks made a point that education events when well organised do not have to be London-centric. Leeds was the setting, the weather on Friday was superb, Late afternoon Saturday the weather was superb. 09:00 to 16:00 it poured with rain, did it dampen the Enthusiasm of 300 educators? Not at all. They sheltered under coats, umbrellas, NRocks bags, folders, but they rushed from workshop to workshop to get there before doors closed and no spaces left were declared as happened on several occasions.
i was lucky (@aknill) to be there presenting in the workshop one slot with Andy Day (@Andyphilipday). We introduced solo taxonomy, how a variety of practitioners are using it and the growth of @globalsolo. Currently over 1300 network,embers and growing still. We thought about 25, we got 48 and we turned people away- the offer to return for a follow up in 2015 has already been made.
Later, on Thursday 12/6 #ukedchat held a discussion about solo taxonomy. We arrived late in the form of @aknill. In 30 minutes the network had grown by another 30 followers.
A great week for the case for solo taxonomy use in the UK. Today, Friday 13/6 @aknill has an article published in the June edition of UKEdMag (see @ukedmag on twitter) proposing how the taxonomy could provide a framework to follow. The demise of levels in the English National Curriculum.
All feedback welcomed on any one of these events – what a week this has been.