MVIFI Shares Thought and Action Leadership
Enriching the PLN of Educational Change Agents
MVIFI serves as a generator, contributor, accelerator and amplifier of the thought and action leadership happening at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School, as well as in the wider world of transformational learning. Think of this page as a switchboard for connecting with a rich variety of offerings and shares from the team at MVIFI. We are grateful for our extensive professional learning network (PLN), and we feel a strong responsibility to embolden the efforts many of us are making to enhance people's learning experiences.
MVIFI on Social Media
MVIFI focuses its social media presence with Twitter, Facebook, LinkedIn, and YouTube (MVIFI's about.me page). Connect with us on your preferred service and interact with us here on mvifi.org.
Spotlight Stories on MVIFI Blog
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Inflow and Outflow of Major Ideas
We are a community of learners and leaders. As influencers of current research and future programming and planning at Mount Vernon, it is important for us to follow the conversations that higher education, research organizations, multinational corporations, nonprofits and civic environments are having around the world. At the same time, it is essential that we create and curate content to share some of our exciting work. Here is a link to some of our thought leadership as well as some of the work that has influenced our thinking.
MVIFI currently offers two podcasts that invite listeners into empowering discussions of leadership, industry cross-pollination, and vulnerability for continuous improvement.
This Is Iterative Podcast
Trey Boden and Jenn Chan chase questions about design and education. Driven by life's design tensions and a constant pursuit of practicing their craft, they converse as two educators from different world's, both invigorated to dive deeper into their own vulnerability.
Build In Progress Podcast
Build in Progress is part of Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation’s mission to share. In season 1 we are exploring intersections of Science, Engineering, Art, and Design.
MVPS and MVIFI in the News
Samples of Articles Highlighting MVPS and MVIFI
For a number of years, because of the School's significant transformations and leadership in educational innovation, a variety of authors and publications have been highlighting MVPS and MVIFI. Below is a small selection of links, offered in a humble spirit of wanting to help visitors here to connect with work that might prove beneficial to the efforts that other schools and organizations are undertaking.
- "Busting the Learning Boundary Between School and World." Grant Lichtman. EducationWeek. October 11, 2017. Online.
- "Learning from One of the Most Innovative Schools in the Country." A.J. Juliani. Accessed Online September 15, 2017.
- "Bringing start-up innovation into the classroom." John Ruch. Education Guide Fall 2017. Reporter Newspapers. September 13, 2017. Online.
- "Student-designed Pocket Park Opens to the Public." MV Stories. August 23, 2017. Online.
- "My Favorite Projects in 2016." John Larmer. Buck Institute for Education blog. December 22, 2016. Online.
- "Christian school embraces design thinking to help form creative, empathetic citizens." Lindsay M. Moss. Faith & Leadership. October 4, 2016. Online.
- "Students' pocket park concept to be installed in Chamblee Whole Foods development." Trey Benton. Brookhaven Post. June 1, 2016. Online.
- "Norms for Learning and Why You Need Them." Will Richardson. Will Richardson Blog. May 11, 2016. Online.
- "Authentic Design Challenges in Project-Based Learning: Fostering Innovators." Jennifer D. Klein. World Leadership School, Medium. May 4, 2016. Online.
- "Blurring the Lines Between School and Real Life: The iDiploma Program at Mount Vernon Presbyterian School." Meghan Cureton. Member Practices, EdLeader21. March 2016. Online.
- Mount Vernon Institute for Innovation. Tools & Resources, Pioneering, Issue 8, February 25, 2016.
- "Experiment with StoryCorps in schools yields more than 50,000 interviews." Emma Brown. The Washington Post. December 17, 2015.
- "Innovative Programs Engage Students in Global Action." Inspiration Lab. National Association of Independent Schools. December 15, 2015.
- Assessing the Learning that Matters Most. The Institute for the Future of Learning. November 18, 2015.
- "A Real-World Diploma." Angela Tuck. The Atlanta Journal Constitution. September 3, 2015.
- "Do You Have 21/21 Vision?" Ken. Kay. Edutopia. June 11, 2015.
- #EdJourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education. Grant Lichtman. Jossey-Bass, San Francisco. 2014.
- "Making the Grade: Program at CDC urges thinking outside the classroom." H.M. Cauley. The Atlanta Journal Constitution. December 9, 2014.
- "For Students, the Importance of Doing Work that Matters." Will Richardson. MindShift. April 30, 2014.
- "Expanding Tools for 21st Century Assessment." Jonathan E. Martin. SSATB Think Tank Blog. March 5, 2014.