Inspired by Jen Ortlinghaus:
Stephen Johnson gives a great TED talk called Where Good Ideas Come From.
In it he outlines how the 17th Century English coffeehouse played a major role in the the Enlightenment.
"it was a space where people would get together from different backgrounds, different fields of expertise, and share. It was a space, as Matt Ridley talked about, where ideas could have sex. This was their conjugal bed, in a sense -- ideas would get together there. And an astonishing number of innovations from this period have a coffeehouse somewhere in their story."
How might we create social environments and experiences where people of all backgrounds interact with teachers to create a petri-dish for birthing ideas and solving problems (Hmmm... kind of like this one...) geared towards enhancing Professional Learning?