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17 Aug 2017

A Call for Beacons

In 2012, I was able to attend the Constructing Modern Knowledge (CMK) Summer Institute. It is a professional learning opportunity hosted by Gary Stager and Sylvia Martinez – of Invent To Learn fame – along with a faculty of “educational pioneers, bestselling authors, and inventors of educational technologies.” It’s a mind-on/hands-on experience into constructionist learning – not by listening, but by doing deep, rich project work. It was like no other MakerEd professional learning experience I had attended ever attended before. […]

20 Apr 2017

Part 2: Keys to Lead w/ Michael A. Pitcher

This is part two of Design Movement’s interview with Michael ““Mike”” A. Pitcher former President and CEO of LeasePlan USA, one of the leading fleet management companies in the United States. Under Pitcher’s leadership, LeasePlan USA was recognized as a top workplace for its Atlanta and Chicago locations every year since 2010. In his book, the Seven eLements of Leadership for a New Breed of Leader, Pitcher identifies the seven key elements of leadership that are essential for leaders to […]

13 Apr 2017

Part 1: Keys to Lead w/ Michael A. Pitcher

Michael ““Mike”” A. Pitcher is the former President and CEO of LeasePlan USA, one of the leading fleet management companies in the United States. Under Pitcher’s leadership, LeasePlan USA was recognized as a top workplace for its Atlanta and Chicago locations every year since 2010. In his book, the Seven eLements of Leadership for a New Breed of Leader, Pitcher identifies the seven key elements of leadership that are essential for leaders to succeed. Design Movement is a podcast of […]

11 Jan 2017

Design Movement | 2016 Year in Review


Closing out the year, Brett calls us back to five questions from Design Movement in 2016. What’s the DNA of an Innovator? How do you run a meeting? How do you challenge assumptions? How do you make a decision? How do you give feedback? Design Movement is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Connect with Brett on Twitter – @jbrettjacobsen
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11 Jan 2017

Kawai Lai | A Night of Inquiry, Innovation, and Impact

On October 20, 2016 Mount Vernon Presbyterian School in conjunction with its R&D hub MVIFI (Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation), took a deep dive exploration into what the future demands of those who wish to design a better world. Six trailblazers from several industries shared their inspirations and provocations for what the future demands of modern day mavericks. One of the standout speakers was Kawai Lai, the Vice President of Education Technology and Learning Services at the National Association of […]

16 Dec 2016

Future Frame: A New Tool From MVIFI

On November 2 MVIFI had the opportunity to partner with multiple Atlanta based organizations and the Arthur M. Blank Family Foundation (AMBFF). The organizations were selected to be a part of what is now known as the STEAM Pipeline project that hopes to accelerate access to STEAM experiences for all students in the Atlanta area. MVIFI was asked by AMBFF to facilitate the first meet-up of this group to help establish a Design Thinking mindset and foster the teaming process […]

28 Nov 2016

The Movement: Transforming Education

BY ANYA SMITH (ADAPTED FROM PERSONAL BLOG PINYABANANAS) A few weeks ago, 42 students and some smaller number of adults, were gathered from 15 different schools across 13 different states for a conference called SparkHouse hosted by Education Reimagined held in Washington D.C. I want to take a few minutes to reflect on the experience: TAKE AWAYS: Relationships are key in a learner-centered environment: between students, teachers, families, and the community; every student needs to have the feeling of being known, […]

10 Nov 2016

Design Movement | Blending Leadership w/ Stephen Valentine

Stephen Valentine joins Brett on Design Movement to discuss his book, Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs of Leading Online and Off. “Stephen is an educator, school leader, writer, and serial collaborator. He serves as the Assistant Head, Upper School, and Director of Academic Leadership at Montclair Kimberley Academy and Coordinating Editor of Klingbrief, a publication of the Klingenstein Center at Columbia University.” Design Movement is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Connect with Steven on Twitter – @sjvalentine Connect with […]

31 Oct 2016

Share the Well – A Thirst for Innovation

Share the well. At Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, we work to be very intentional about culture. Our mission begins, “We are a school of inquiry, innovation, and impact.” To continuously live into this mission requires a deliberateness about our culture. So, we are responsible and accountable to one another in our school community through the norms that we’ve chosen. One of these norms is “share the well.” To “share the well” originates from the offering of one’s water source to […]

11 Oct 2016

Design Movement | The Post w/ Andy Saberioon

On The Post, Andy has the opportunity to ask Brett a few questions. Andy Saberioon, Co-Founder of PledgeCents joins Design Movement to discuss the unique (crowd)fundraising design model developed to support educators throughout the US. Design Movement is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Connect with Brett on Twitter – @jbrettjacobsen www.mvifi.org www.mountvernonschool.org