A few years ago, I attended my first Educon and saw the Pecha Kucha format in use. I instantly adored the approach because it was very visual (20 slides with interesting photos and such) and didn’t lose my attention because the format requires those 20 slides to be delivered in 6 minutes and 40 seconds (20 seconds per slide). Nice! I advocate this approach wherever it makes sense!
Here is a great video description of how Pecha Kucha was used at a conference in New Mexico a few years ago. This is well worth watching so that you can adopt the same approach when and where it’s appropriate to do so.
In my case, I have been thinking about how to encourage the Pecha Kucha style in my district — for professional development sessions as well as for student work. It can also be very useful for topics that need to be presented on our ConVal website. The visual learner in me really likes thinking about this! Time to start creating some!