Illusions and Reality

“Reality is merely an illusion, albeit a very persistent one.” -Albert Einstein

ASCD Essential Questions Institute in Tucson 2 May 2010

Filed under: Uncategorized — martieinstein @ 1:33 pm
Sunset with Saguaro and Ocotillo

I spent most of last week in Tucson attending an ASCD Institute on Essential Questions with Grant Wiggins.  In a word the institute was amazing.  Not only does Grant Wiggins have great ideas about education, which anyone who has read his books knows, he is a fantastic presenter.  I came away from the institute with an improved understanding of the principles behind essential questions and Understanding by Design, as well as a little insight about how these same ideas can be included in school reform.

Beyond the institute, I had a chance to visit some of my favorite Tucson sites, eat some delicious Mexican food at La Fuente and El Charro Cafe, and have a few delicious

Lizard at the Arizona Sonoran Desert Museum

margaritas, including a VERY pink prickly pear margarita at El Charro.  I was also lucky enough to be in Tucson when there was a full moon and got to venture out to the Saguaro National Parkvisitors’ center for their special full moon program which included watching the full moon rise over the Tucson Mountains.

Desert View with Blooming Ocotillo

More pictures from Tucson.


2 Responses to “ASCD Essential Questions Institute in Tucson”

  1. dad Says:

    This is nice — glad you got this done — also looked at your Flickr site — nice as well!!

  2. Mom Says:

    Loved your pictures here and on Flickr. Have not had time to look at all of them but a lot!! Looking forward to getting to Tucson tomorrow ourselves!

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