Design Thinking, Service Learning and Social Entrepreneurship (For 10-Year Olds)

During the 2016-2017 academic year, a small team of elementary educators at NIST International School explored how the confluence of design thinking, service learning and social entrepreneurship could be combined into a powerful learning experience for students. This piloted initiative was offered as a year long inquiry into How We Organize Ourselves under the central…

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Self-Directed Learning: Action Research

Throughout the 2015-16 school year, I conducted some action research on how self-directed learning (20% time, genius hour, etc.) affects students’ attitudes and dispositions. This website tells the story of the quantitative and qualitative data that emerged from the research, identifies improvements and reflections based on this experiment, provides student learning examples and explains how…

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What Gets Cut?

Here is a little talk I gave at Learning 2.0 (Asia) in Manila. It speaks of how education needs to stop adding more and more to the curriculum, unless we are simultaneously taking equal amounts out.

Killing Your Primary Concept Resource

Killing Your Primary Concept Website

In October 2015, I led a workshop at Learning 2.0 (Asia) in Manila. For the workshop, I created this website to help primary teachers explore digitally innovative learning environments in elementary classrooms. For those who happen to stumble across this blog, feel free to have a look around the Killing Your Primary Concept website and use it…

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Minecrafting Opportunities

These are two videos I created to document the learning that occurred during out last unit of inquiry, Where We Are in Place and Time. These will be a part of my COETAIL final project. MinecraftEdu Experience Overview (The Story Behind the Space) Student Reflections On Their Learning (Evaluating the Learning Tool)

Evolving Library Concepts

Evolving Library Concepts

School library spaces are changing, as is the language we intentionally use to open these conceptual shifts. Despite the evolution of concepts and vocabulary, the one thing that remains constant is a school library’s focus on optimizing learning. The graphic above does not seek to be mutually exclusive in language, but rather situationally inclusive as…