4 Shifts Protocol Helps Redesign Lessons for Deeper Learning

School leaders spend a lot of time talking about how to make learning more relevant and engaging for students.  Many of these discussions evolve into multi-year efforts to implement project-based or inquiry-based learning.  While any amount of time spent assuring access to deeper learning opportunities for all students is time well spent, the path to […]

6 Big Questions for Superintendents from Scott McLeod

Day two of the Massachusetts Association of School Superintendents Executive Institute featured Scott McLeod as the keynote speaker. Scott is an Associate Professor of Educational Leadership at the University of Colorado Denver and he is recognized as one of the top experts in the world on school technology leadership issues. His long list of accomplishments […]

Essential Learning Activities Should Be The Ultimate Goal

I caught the statement below from Lyn Hilt in the comment section of Scott McLeod’s post on whether or not parents should be allowed to have their children opt out of the use of technology in 1:1 settings.  “Here’s an idea, engage kids in essential learning activities at school, infuse the technology meaningfully, and let […]

Amanda Ripley’s Intriguing Talk On Education Reform

I came across the video above from Amanda Ripley’s talk at Pop Tech 2012 on Scott McLeod’s Blog.  It really is something that I would recommend for anyone who is concerned about the state of our schools. Ripley who is well known for her first book, The Unthinkable: Who Survives When Disaster Strikes — and Why, is working […]