In this third part of my retroperspective of the Microsoft Educator Exchange I want to have a closer look at the different talks and keynotes.
Anthony Salcito – Expect more, do more, be more
Althoug I have experienced Anthony’s talks many times now – live and on video – and I have had the chance to talk to him in a dailyedventure interview I still have to say, that there is no other man who inspires me more with his words (maybe Sir Ken Robinson tops this!). He is so genuine about his words and truely believes in what he says. And his words are not just marketing phrases, he really means it, when he thanks you as a teacher for all the great stuff you do.
I have found no recording of the keynote, but thanks to Bernd Liebenwein, a fellow Austrian teacher, there is a great interview with Anthony made in Redmond for their group project. You can tell by this short sequence, that he is a truely genuine, hard working man, that inspires many people!
You have to visit http://dailyedventures.com to see all the inspired educators!
Ziauddin Yousafzai- Malala’s father
On the second day we were invited to listen to Malala’s father. Malala won the Peace Nobel Price in 2014 as the youngest person ever for her activities for the right for edcuation for girls and women. (more at http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Malala_Yousafzai) . Her father told his story about raising her and what we can learn from her believes. I felt very honored to listen to his talk and you can find a similar, shorter version on TED:
For me as an Austrian inhabitant it is very hard to imagine, what the life of a girl/woman is all about living in Pakistan. But the story of this young, brave girl touches everybody and should be
Angela Maiers – How big is your brave
I have found Angela’s Blog earlier in my career and was very inspired by the way she talks about her profession and being a teacher. But seeing her on stage was exceptional. She has so much passion and power and inspired me very much on giving more and more each day for my students.
You can find her slides on How big is your brave here:
Satya Nadella – Fireside Chat
Although this was not a keynote, it was the highlight of onstage talks at the Educator Exchange. As a very big surprise the third CEO in history after Bill Gates and Steve Ballmer visited for the first time this Educator Global Forum. It was truely a once in a lifetime opportunity to see the CEO of Microsoft talking to you. Thanks to Aaron Maurer there is a recording of this 30 min Question and Answer interview, which gives good insights into the mind of Satya and what he thinks about education.
You can find a great overview of this at Aaron’s post 10 ideas I learned from Satya Nadella fireside chat