We are in times of rapid change, teacher should be at the forefront leading this change rather than just reacting to it,
A few great quotes from the key note...
Doctors save lives, teachers make lives.
" Somewhere in your organisation people are already doing things differently and better. To create lasting change create areas of positive defiance and fan their flames" - Pascale and Sternin (read more from these guys and download the pdf here)
What students need - digital literacies, engagement and fun (for example serious games, interactive narratives, role play simulations), personalised learning (moving from just for me model - apprenticeship, the just in case model - standard curriculum,and the just in time curriculum bespoke curriculum back to the just for me model of personalised learning.
Steve Wheelers blog here