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24 Jul 2016

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How Can Schools Prioritize For The Best Ways Kids Learn? | MindShift | KQED News Tags: learning, #MustRead, #mvifishares if the changes to education are all in the service of doing the same thing better, they may be missing the point. the current context demands a radically different vision of learning. examples of schools and districts that are asking themselves difficult questions to propel change. The successful ones are letting the answer to the question, “How do kids learn best?” […]

17 Jul 2016

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Pop Up and Make: Student-Designed and Facilitated Makerspaces | Edutopia Student pop-up Makerspaces. HT Amy Wilkes Tags: maker, #mvifishares – By T.J. Edwards received
 funds to design and implement pop-up makerspaces during 
the 2015-16 school year. These makerspaces include the 3D 
Fabrication Lab, Upcycling Shop, Music and Beat-Making Studio, Robotics and Hacking Space, Digital
 Storytelling Workshop, and Clothing and Fashion
 Design Closet. Each makerspace “pops up” in either a
 classroom, computer lab, commons area, or the cafeteria 
during the school’s […]

03 Jul 2016
26 Jun 2016

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Why Finding Your Niche Is Just Plain Bad Advice Find your tribe by focusing on core values rather than demographics. Tags: #mvifishares, innovation, advice – By T.J. Edwards Why what people think matters more than where they’re from – By T.J. Edwards The truth is my tribe is eclectic. Since this may be a new practice, here’s a formula you can follow to begin figuring out what it is you believe. Just fill in the blanks of this statement: “Every […]

19 Jun 2016

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How to make a good teacher | The Economist Tags: economist, GrowthMindset, learningwalk, instructionalrounds, teacher education, #MustRead, #mvifishares Instructors in the best ones hone their craft through observation and coaching. Think Less, Think Better – The New York Times Tags: #mvifishares Posted from Diigo. The rest of MVIFI Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation group favorite links are here.

12 Jun 2016
09 Jun 2016

Design Movement | The Post With Ryan Baum

Design Movement welcomes Ryan Baum to The Post. Ryan is a principal at Jump Associates. He is a partner and advisor to Fortune 500 executives setting the course for large-scale transformations. The Post is a segment after podcast and where Brett is interviewed by the guest on Design Movement. Connect with Ryan on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-baum-b6a4a37 Design Movement is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Connect with Brett on Twitter – @jbrettjacobsen www.mvifi.org www.mountvernonschool.org

02 Jun 2016

Design Movement| Tactics vs Stategies w/ Ryan Baum

Design Movement welcomes Ryan Baum. Ryan is a principal at Jump Associates. He is a partner and advisor to Fortune 500 executives setting the course for large-scale transformations. Connect with Ryan on LinkedIn – https://www.linkedin.com/in/ryan-baum-b6a4a37 Design Movement is a podcast of the Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Connect with Brett on Twitter – @jbrettjacobsen www.mvifi.org www.mountvernonschool.org

31 May 2016

Project Based Planning & Embracing the KNOWN

There are a lot of unknowns when crafting a new project based learning opportunity for students. In fact, student choice and the selection of problem that doesn’t have a defined solution is largely what makes PBL great AND what makes it daunting and full of unknowns for teachers. A team of teachers – Zach, T.J., and Robin – are getting the band back together for a second iteration of an interdisciplinary PBL project, and we are choosing to embrace the […]

29 May 2016

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100 Questions That Help Students Think About Thinking – Excellent bank of questions to spur and scaffold self-directed learning and metacognitive behaviors in your classroom, workplace and your life Tags: questioning, #mvifishares, idiploma, assessment – By Meghan Cureton Posted from Diigo. The rest of MVIFI Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation group favorite links are here.