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30 Nov 2017

LEAP: Leadership Experience Advisement Program for Grade 6 | Mount Vernon Presbyterian School

LEAP: Leadership Experience Advisement Program for Grade 6 November 29, 2017 Focusing on team building, MVIFI (Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation) leaders designed and facilitated a half-day event for the entire sixth grade, layered in the Captain-Crew-Passenger method of dynamic leadership. Broken into their advisory groups, students participated in an outdoor/experiential educational model, threading a story through the process of action, application, and purposeful reflection. After participating in activities such as: Trust Fall, Bull Ring, Stump Jumping, Alligator Boards, and […]

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. […]

22 Jan 2016

Podcasts From MVIFI.org

Sharing is a core “what” to who we are as an organization (mvifi.org/shares). We want others to experience what we are doing, thinking and being challenged by. We are excited to announce that we will be bringing two podcasts to our normal share-outs. Design Movement For the past few years Dr. Brett Jacobsen (@jbrettjacobsen) has been hosting Design Movement – a learning and leadership conversation in education, business and the nonprofit community. His show has featured interviews with inspiring leaders such as innovative […]

17 Nov 2015

Culture Lies Beneath : Part 1

“Culture eats strategy for lunch.” This was one of more provocative statements I heard in a transformational leadership lecture from Dr. Mark McCloskey at Bethel Seminary. I am sure he wasn’t the first one to say it, but it has stuck with me since and has proven itself to be true over and over again. Organizations lead from the inside out whether they like it or not. At MVIFI and Mount Vernon we have the incredible opportunity to hear from […]

01 Nov 2015

Leading change demands living the change…and building agency

In a recent article on EML, Will Richardson shared that he asks the districts he works with, “Is this a school that learns?” He went on to write these provocative questions: What does a learning school look like? What’s the culture of a school that learns? How does it happen? Will sparked in me some significant reflection. He also spurred me to write this blog post and share how Mount Vernon is, indeed, a school that learns. Here’s just one […]