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Finding Purpose on #slowchatED

The Purpose Economy

N.B.: This post is duplicated in the #slowchatED blog.

I’m excited to host a #slowchatED discussion… on finding purpose within education the week of June 9, since it’s a topic I’ve become very invested over the course of this past year. Continue reading

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Why STEM Matters

Throughout the month of June, we will be highlighting topics specific to the Education discipline.

In light of finding the Top Education Degrees infographic below on “Why STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering, and Mathematics) Matters,” we asked a couple members of our leadership team at Academic Partnerships the question, “Why do the STEM disciplines matter?” Take a look at their responses.

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Turbulence and Dialogue in Rhizo14

Ronald L recently shared with me a link to Nicholas C. Burbules’ article The Limits of Dialogue as a Critical Pedagogy (2000), which explores and challenges “the claims made on behalf of dialogue as an inherently liberatory pedagogy”. It takes Burbules over half of his document to get to his primary issue with dialogue as a pedagogical strategy, but basically, he is troubled by how dialogue in… Continue reading

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Social Media- A Platform for Developing Empathy

As #DCMOOC progresses I am continuing to reflect on the meaning, impact and importance of the digital world for both my students and myself.

This week I took Alec Couros` recommendation and read through Danah Boyd’s digital book ITS COMPLICATED: THE SOCIAL LIVES OF NETWORKED TEENS

As a school counsellor, I appreciated Boyd’s attempt to give a voice to the teenage perspective surrounding social media.…

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Why HBX is Just Another MOOC (or a Food Dehydrator)

The Business School, Disrupted article in Sunday’s New York Times goes well out of its way to avoid labeling HBX (the pre-MBA online program preparing for roll-out through Harvard Business School) as a MOOC.  Rather, the article places HBX in contrast to the MOOC, and presents the MOOC in terms of Clayton Christensen’s theory of disruptive innovation.…

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Faculty Spotlight: Dr. Leanne C. McGrath, University of South Carolina-Aiken

Dr. Leanne McGrathToday, the spotlight is on Dr. Leanne C. McGrath, Professor of Management at the University of South Carolina-Aiken. We were honored to get the chance to interview her!

How long have you been teaching online?

This is my fourth year teaching online courses.

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How Are You Defending The New And Promoting The Good?

In this podcast episode I explore how it is that we communicate about new projects that we are working on. I pose the question of how we defend those new projects, promote good things that are happening within our schools and districts, and how it is that we engage people in the process of conversation and communication so that it garners their attention.…

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What I’m Learning: How to make a school-level EdCamp Work

Special thanks to Jay Vean, who made this happen in Cherry Creek. I can’t wait to see more schools adopting this model for their PD.

Redesigning Education Through Technology: The EdCamp PD Model: Have a Go

Last week my colleagues and I organized a morning of powerful professional learning for an elementary school in our district.

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Comic Strips

Comics are Collaborative

Grade level 9, 10, 11, 12

The unit served as a cross-curriculum endeavor between the English, History and Marketing departments. Comics generated excitement and enthusiasm for learning as well engaged students in a manner that portrays them each as a superhero or super heroine of their own.…

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