Planetwalk Learning Journey Design Conference
星球漫步学习之旅设计大会

Zhejiang Province, China
November 17-21
中国浙江
11月17日-21日

Welcome Message
欢迎词

"Thank you for being here."  When John Francis said his first words in over 17 years, this is what he said.  It was a recognition and appreciation of the people - friends and family - who had come to listen to what he had to say.  Listening is at the heart of why we're coming together for the Planetwalk Learning Journey Design Conference (PLJDC).  We hope to create an environment that fosters meaningful communication and collaboration, and also allows us to absorb the world around us.  This is how learning happens, and is what Planetwalking has to teach us.  Thank you for being here, and for taking the bold step in Planetwalking together with us.

This is just the next step.  John has been walking the planet for nearly 40 years, ever since giving up riding and driving in motorized vehicles in his 20s.  He has walked across the United States, the length of South America, across Cuba, along the southern coast of Australia and most recently, in China.  Everyone can learn a lot from his journey, and while we're here to take the next step it is also important to remember that it is neither the first nor the final step.  The Planetwalk Learning Journey doesn't have a single start nor destination.

Walking and learning together is what the PLJDC is all about.  It is what most excites those of us who have been planning and preparing for the PLJDC for the past several months.  At the end of every day, at the end of the week, and until the next time we get to walk and learn together, the simple act of walking together and letting the world reveal itself itself to us is what we'll cherish most.  Thank you, again, for being here and for walking with us.

The 'Where?' of learning. This incredibly important but often overlooked question will hopefully help us transform our learning spaces and practices.  Moving beyond the classroom and pushing our learning to the horizons will push us to think in new ways about both education and the environment.

Planetwalkers are designers of their own Learning Journey.  We are gathering together to listen, wonder, create and connect in an attempt to discover the best ways we can support other people, primarily youth in our communities, in joining us in designing their own unique Planetwalk Learning Journeys. Planetwalk sits in the midst of so many possibilities.  What will Planetwalk ultimately become? That's up to you.  So finally, thank you for being here.

“感谢你们来到这里。”当约翰弗朗西斯在17年后第一次开口说话的时候,这就是他
所说的的第一句。这是对当时来到现场听他演讲的亲友们的由衷感谢。我们来到这里参加星球漫步学习之旅设计大会(PLJDC),究其原因,就是为了倾听。我们希望创造一个环境,
能够促进深入的交流和协作,同时让我们能够更好地感知和吸收周遭的世界。学习就是这样
的过程,而且也是星球漫步的意义所在。谢谢你们来这里,和我们一起踏出星球漫步的伐。

这并不是第一步。约翰在20岁左右放弃驾驶机动车辆后,已经行走了近40年。他曾徒步穿
越了美国、南美洲、古巴,也曾走过澳洲南部海岸,最近也踏足了中国的广袤土地。他的旅
途意义非凡。而当我们聚在一起迈出这接下来的一步时,我们要知道这既不是第一步,也不
是最后一步。星球漫步学习之旅并没有单一的起点或终点。

PLJDC的本质就是一起行走,一起学习。对于过去几个月里都在筹备此事的我们来说,这是
最让人兴奋的。在每天、每周结束的时候,我们最宝贵的体验就是简单的一起行走,一起看
这个世界,直到我们下一次一起徒步。再次感谢你来到这里,和我们一起行走。

在哪里学习?这个常常被忽略但又无比重要的问题,很可能帮我们转变我们的学习空间和
方法。离开教室,沿着地平线铺开我们的学习之旅,会让我们用新的方法思考教育和环境。
星球漫步者们是他们自己学习之旅的设计者。

我们相聚在一起,倾听、好奇、创造和联系,
努力发现最好的方法来支持他人——特别是我们社区中的青少年,来加入我们一起设计他
们独特的星球漫步学习之旅。星球漫步坐拥如此多的可能性。它最后会变成什么呢?这取决于你。最后一次,谢谢你们来到这里。

Planetwalk Purpose & Process
星球漫步的使命和过程

Our Planetwalk Learning Journey carries us towards a deeper understanding of John Francis, the Planetwalker's, central message:

We Are the Environment

          To begin our shared exploration of this idea, let's listen to John 'Planetwalker' Francis tell the story of his own Planetwalk Learning Journey

(subtitles in Chinese available on TED.com)

我们的星球漫步学习之旅让我们可以更深入地理解星球漫步者约翰弗朗西斯。关键信 息:

我们就是环境(We Are the Environment)
既然我们将一起探讨这个想法,让我们先听一下星球漫步者约翰弗朗西斯亲自跟我们讲
述他的行走学习之旅。(如果需要中文字幕,请在TED.com上搜索)

Like John's journey, our own learning journey helps us to ask our guiding question:

How can we use our learning journey to make ourselves, our communities and our planet better?

就像约翰的旅途一样,我们自己的学习之旅也会帮助我们思考如下问题:

我们的学习之旅可以怎样让自己、所在的社区、乃至整个地球变得更好?

and we explore this idea and question by doing four things ...

我们要想探讨这个想法与问题,就需要做四件事:

Listen | Wonder | Create | Connect
倾听 | 好奇 | 创造 | 联系

Planetwalkers don't want technology to distract them from their purpose - they want their tools to make their learning journeys even more powerful.  To this end, we're seeking and creating

星球漫步者们不希望技术分散他们的注意力,使他们不能专注于自己的目的——相反,他
们希望技术工具可以用来使他们的学习之旅更富成效。为了这样的目标,我们在寻找和创造
所谓 开放思维技术(OMT)

Open Mind Technology (OMT)

What is OMT?

This will be one of our many wonders throughout our time together and beyond.  Whether we're talking about heads up, hands free technologies like wearables (think Google Glass), cutting edge environmental monitoring devices, remote operated vehicles, playful and creative technologies like Makey-Makey, good ole' fashioned notebooks and pencils, or more traditional applications and hardware available on our smart phones or tablets, the focus during Planetwalk is not on the Technology ... it's on the Open Mind.  We do hope and expect to lead the way in developing a truly mobile platform for educational technology, but our plan is to make the technology disappear.  It shouldn't be a barrier to our exploration of the world; it should bring us closer to it, allowing us to ask questions, playfully and powerfully create and connect, and dig deeper into what is happening around us instead of what's happening our on screens.

OMT是什么?
这个问题将会是我们在一起共同思考的诸多问题之一。我们说的可能包括免手持的可穿
戴技术(比如谷歌眼镜),尖端环境监控设备,遥控操作的载具,或是像Makey-Makey这样
好玩又富有创造性的技术,超有范儿的笔记本和铅笔,亦或是更加传统的智能手机或平板应
用与硬件。不管怎样,在星球漫步的过程中技术并不是核心......真正重要的是开放思维。我
们期望能够在教育技术移动平台上达到领先地位,但是我们的计划却是要让技术消失。技术
不应该成为我们探索世界的障碍;它应该让我们能够更近地接触世界,让我们能够问问题,
边玩边做地创造和联系,让我们能够更深入地理解身边的变化,而不是沉迷于手机屏幕上的
单调改变。

What to Expect at PLJDC
PLJDC有啥值得期待?

Expect a lot of walking (or paddling - up to you).  It's good for you.  It's good for us.  It's good for the planet.

Check out this short thought- and walk- provoking TED talk from Nilofer Merchant:

会有很多徒步或划船(取决于你)。这对你很好,对我们很好,对地球也很好。

看看这位 Nilofer Merchant的行动思考TED短片演讲吧

What else can you expect?

Participants. There will be between 15-25 people, from 6-10 schools and NGOs, gathered for the PLJDC.  Many more know of the conference and have contributed helpful insights and questions; and several have expressed interest in attending.  We are intentionally keeping the conference small and by invitation only to allow for the kind of meaningful communication, collaborating and connection that we believe is so important.

Schedule. A walking and paddling Conference is hard to schedule.  We need time and space in different ways than most other conferences.  You'll find the same challenge when planning for a Planetwalk with your students or in your home community.  The week will be full and intense, and also fun and intentionally sprinkled with opportunities for connecting socially and personal 'downtime'.  Our schedule will necessarily be somewhat flexible and will look slightly different for paddlers, but the basic outline looks like this:

Conference Opening - Monday, November 17 @ 9:30 am @ CIS Hangzhou

Walk & Paddle - Monday to Friday, 9:00 am to 3:00 pm

Conference Sessions on Tongzhou Island - Monday to Friday, 4:00 to 9:30 pm

Conference Close - Friday, November 21 at 7:00 pm @ Coastlines Kayak Base, Tongzhou

A more detailed schedule will be shared 3-5 days before the Conference starts*

What to bring. People have a wide range of individual preferences in clothes, gear and technology.  This is meant as a basic guideline; you're best served as if planning for a week long outdoor adventure but we have no need for 'camping' gear like tents, sleeping bags, etc.  Our homestays will have beds with pillows, blankets and sheets.  They will also have towels, but having one of your own often comes in handy.  Clothes that work well in all weather conditions, including in rain and while paddling, are encouraged.  Lots of cotton is not.  A day pack is almost a necessity; you'll want something to carry your water,  snacks, technology, rain gear, etc. in on the walk each day.  For technology, light weight and highly portable is best, but we do have Makey Makeys (thank you Avenues!) which work best when connected to a laptop computer.  If you have portable chargers for your mobile technology please bring them along.

Temperatures and Weather Conditions. Check the link and pack accordingly.  Layers are always best, and something comfortable to walk in (athletic shoes and/or hiking boots recommended) are critical. We will, of course, have our health and safety as our number one priority.  The weather should be excellent for both walking and paddling, but we'll be sure to keep our eyes on any possible weather or pollution (Air quality) related hazards.

Walk and Paddle Difficulty Levels.  The first two days of the walk will involve a couple of short, but steep, uphill and downhill sections as we pass through the mountains surrounding West Lake in Hangzhou.  They will also cover shorter distances (10 km each day).  The last three days of the walk are very flat, but longer (almost 20 km each day).  The first day of the paddle is the shortest, on flat water at 1000 Island Lake for about 10-12 km.  The following four days the paddlers will travel however far they can get between 9 am and 3 pm, when they'll pull out and return to Tongzhou to meet up with the walkers.

Safety and Risk Management.  As we've already said, our health and safety is the most important thing.  This will also be true for any Planetwalk Learning Journey you help to plan in the future.  Every day, as part of our walk and paddle briefing, we'll address any safety concerns.  The biggest ones will be dehydration (drink lots of water!) and attending to traffic (on the roads and river).  We have an emergency transport vehicle on standby for both the walk and paddle, and an emergency response plan for any accidents.  If you have any particular health or safety concerns please don't hesitate to contact Dan Kinzer.

Accommodations and Meals.  We'll be staying with the wonderful families of Tongzhou island.  Everyone will have their own room, with several of each staying together in each house.  If you would like to stay in Hangzhou, or Tongzhou, before or after the PLJDC, please let us know and we'll help to arrange it. We'll enjoy breakfast every morning (Tues-Sat) at our homestay (at 7 am), lunch will either be packed or in a restaurant while walking/paddling, and dinner will be all together in the one restaurant on Tongzhou (delicious local food!).  Again, if you have any concerns or specific dietary requests and/or restrictions please contact Dan Kinzer.

Transportation.  Buses will take everyone to the start of their walk or paddle each day, provide a mid-way check point for walkers, and bring everyone back to Tongzhou in the afternoon.  We will arrange transport to/from airports and train stations for those traveling internationally.

Money.  All Conference related expenses, including your accommodations, 3 meals per day and transportation, are covered costs.  Anything outside of this (eg, snacks, souvenirs, other shopping, etc.) will be your personal responsibility.

and of course, The Unexpected.

还有什么值得期待?
参与者。我们会从6到10所学校和NGO召集15-25个人,相聚参加PLJDC。还有更多人知
道这次会议,并且贡献了他们的洞见和问题;也有一些人表达了参加的兴趣。我们刻意限制
会议的规模,设计为邀请制,从而有利于实现我们所信奉的深入交流、协作和联系。

日程。一个徒步和划船的会议是很难安排日程的。我们对于时空的需求跟其他大部分会议都

不同。当然,这些也是你将来在筹划带别人做星球漫步活动时会遇到的挑战。这一周会是满
满的一周,高强度的一周,同时也是有趣的一周。这中间会点缀着人与人建立关系的机会,
也会有自己独处的空间。我们的日程相应地就会比较灵活,对于划船者来说也会有所不同,
但最基本的概况如下:
会议开幕 11月17日9:30 a.m. 周一 在汉基杭州
徒步/划船 周一到周五,9:00 a.m. - 3:00 p.m.
桐洲岛会议 周一到周五,4:00 p.m. - 9:30 p.m.
会议闭幕 11月21日7:00 p.m. 周五 桐洲海岸线皮划艇基地
更具体的日程安排会在会议开始前3到5天告之。

需要带什么。每个人对于衣服、装备和技术的偏好都有所不同。所以下面这个只是基本的参考;如果你按照一周的户外探险来准备的话效果会很好,不过我们并不需要像帐篷睡袋这样 的露营装备。我们的寄宿家庭会有床和枕头,毯子和床单。他们也会提供毛巾,不过自己带 一个总是更方便的。最好带的衣服能适合各种天气,比如防雨防水。别带太多棉制品。日间 小包是必须有的;因为在白天行走的时候你会需要有东西装水、零食、技术产品、雨具等。
关于技术产品,以轻量便携为佳,但是我们也会带着Makey Makey(感谢Avenues!),它肯
定是连接到电脑上效果最好。记得带你的各种充电器。

温度和天气条件。根据网络链接来打包。多层衣服肯定是明智的,舒适的鞋子也非常重要。
当然,我们的健康和安全是第一要务。天气对于徒步和划船来说应该都没问题,但是我们也
要密切关注可能的天气问题或污染(空气质量)相关的风险。
徒步和划船活动的难度等级。会议前两天的徒步活动主要是在西湖边的山间穿梭,会有一些
短而陡峭的上山路线和下山路线。每天的徒步距离大约为10km。会议后两天的徒步路线较
平缓,但我们需要行进更远的距离(每天大约20km)。至于划船活动,第一天的划船距离是
最短的,我们将在千岛湖平静的湖面上摇曳10-12km。接下来的四天里,划船活动的参与者
们可以在上午九点到下午三点的时间里划尽可能远的距离,三点以后他们将返回桐洲与徒
步者们汇合。
安全和风险管理。正如前文提及,在我们看来健康和安全是重中之重。这也是你们将来在计
划星球漫步学习之时最需要留意的事情。每天在进行徒步互动或划船活动之前,我们都会简
要强调安全须知。最重要的两件事是防止脱水(请保证足量的饮水量)以及注意交通安全(包
括道路交通和水上交通)。在徒步活动和划船活动中,会有急救车待命,以防止任何意外生。
如果你有任何健康或安全方面的特殊顾虑,请联系Dan Kinzer,不要犹豫。

住宿和餐饮。我们将住在桐洲岛上热情好客的居民家中。每位参与者都会有独立的房间居住,  可能会有几个人住在同一户人家。如果你希望在参与PLJDC活动前后在杭州或桐洲逗留, 请及时告知我们,我们将尽力为您安排住宿。早餐(周二至周六)设在居住的居民家(每天早晨7点开饭),午饭则会在徒步或划船途中的饭店解决或自带干粮,晚餐则是大家一起在 桐洲当地的餐馆共享美食!再次温馨提醒,如果你有任何饮食禁忌或者要求,请及时联系 Dan Kinzer.

交通。每天将有公交车运送大家到达徒步活动或划船活动(paddle)的起点,并保证徒步活
动设有中间检查站,每天下午活动结束后将大家送回桐洲。对乘坐飞机或火车的活动参与者, 我们将提供接站服务。

费用。会费覆盖了所有与会议有关的费用,包括您的住宿费、一日三餐餐费、交通费。其他
任何支出(例如,零食、纪念品、其他购物消费等)需要您自行承担。当然,我们期待您不
必要有任何额外支出。

交通。每天将有公交车运送大家到达徒步活动或划船活动(paddle)的起点,并保证徒步活
动设有中间检查站,每天下午活动结束后将大家送回桐洲。对乘坐飞机或火车的活动参与者,
我们将提供接站服务。
费用。会费覆盖了所有与会议有关的费用,包括您的住宿费、一日三餐餐费、交通费。其他
任何支出(例如,零食、纪念品、其他购物消费等)需要您自行承担。当然,我们期待您不
必要有任何额外支出。

Check out this map of our Planetline - the routes we'll explore on our learning journey together.

Our Planetline

The G0ogle Maps Engine below displays a detailed route for the PLJDC, the CIS Planetwalk: Hangzhou route from March 2014 and the November 2014 Planetpaddle.

This is the PLJDC Base location on Google Maps in case you want to further investigate this little corner of the world (highly encouraged).

What PLJDC Expects of You

What We're Wondering About
我们还想知道什么?

Here are just a few of the WONDERs we've been thinking about, but the WONDERs never end.  What else are you ready to WONDER about at the PLJDC?

这些是我们试图找到答案的一些问题。事实上,我们对于未知的探寻将一直持续下去。
对于PLJDC,你还想了解什么呢?

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I stumbled upon this on Pinterest and thought it was great inspiration for Planetwalk.

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Those are degrees centigrade ... beautiful weather for paddling, walking and wondering!