Category Archives: learning technologies

Why Are We Here? #LeadershipDay14

At our Back to School Leadership gathering I asked the team in the district where I am superintendent one question, “why are we here?”  A simple question, right? Some might say so. But I believe it’s a grand challenge to … Continue reading

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Reflections: A Summer of Learning

This summer, zones of innovation popped up everywhere across the 26 schools in the district where I work. They represented spaces of creativity where educators experimented with learning design grounded in inquiry, maker ed, integrated curricula, and multi-age groupings. Here’s … Continue reading

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Makers By Design

When a principal wanders into my office during the middle of state testing and just a week or so away from the end of the year, I am realistic in not expecting the same charged enthusiasm I heard earlier in … Continue reading

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Dear Karl, Scott, Daniel, and John : The Future You Predicted Seems Right On Schedule

The Thank You Letter: Part I Dear Karl, Scott, Daniel and John, You told me to start preparing learners, even  my own child, for careers that haven’t even been invented yet. Now I know what that means. My son texted … Continue reading

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Why Connect? Reflections on Our Filters, Virtual or Otherwise #CE13

Why Connect? Over the past couple of weeks, I’ve participated in multiple activities of Connected Educators Month.  It’s evident. Walls tumble down that separate educators from each other as they connect around the world. New ideas proliferate as a participation … Continue reading

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Unhurrying the Hurried Educator: A Convo about Personal Learning and Passion

My first iPh*ne reconnected me with a love of photography that I’d abandoned at some point. Perhaps it was because I had become so consumed with my professional work. Or, maybe it simply reflected the difficulty of having a camera … Continue reading

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On Fence Designers and Citizen Thinkers**

Who are the learners today who learn in the moment because of their own interests or because they need to do so? The learners who don’t just learn on command when we want them to learn? Where are the citizen-thinkers … Continue reading

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