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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. […]

17 Oct 2015

Model the Innovation Spirit You Want to Cultivate – Building Capacity

Establishing innovation rituals in schools and classrooms often needs the most concrete of methods to help them take root: modeling. There are many books about innovation that discuss the necessary traits to nurture in young innovators (observing, questioning, experimenting, networking, and associating as shared in The Innovator’s DNA), and the patterns of innovation to design for that can translate into school/classroom environments and personal actions (exploring the adjacent possible, slow hunches, liquid networks, error, exaption, platforms, and serendipity from Where […]