that village, we, as educators, have a responsibility. We are in the unique position to
prepare the following generations who will be trusted to solve old, new, and
recurring problems of society.I was once asked by a preservice teacher, “What is the golden rule of a teacher?” Is
there just one? Are there many? After naming many rules, I noticed that these rules
had one common thread: an educator must have the uncanny ability to adapt in
response to those they are working with.How do today’s educators adapt? Change brings adaptation and vice‐versa. As I
heard M. Zaputo mention, “In our daily lives, successful individuals involved in
change management and the management of continuity. “ I think that we need to be
ready to manage the continuation of change. ”For this to happen in our lives, we have to be on the move, to have an open mind,
to network, to meet people who share our passion, and to adopt different approaches.These approaches must be “innoventing;” a new word I thought of last year . A
powerful, 21st century word which brings together innovation and invention. A live
and dynamic word who seeks to propel us toward the pedagogically unknown.
Having worked in classrooms, science centres, and labs, all of us at SOSC are
committed to bring together outstanding educators to share, network, and train
next generation. Every educator of our present influences this new generation, and
the future rests on our shoulders as well.