Fri, 07 Oct 2016 16:27:38 PDTI’ve been quiet in this space these last several months. I’m still finding my space and place as a consultant and library person. It’s a great transition – but there are many moments of my work of late that aren’t bloggable, and I’ve remembered that it’s easier, often, to keep quiet than to thread the … Continue reading "Losing My Pigeon"
Tue, 21 Jun 2016 10:04:17 PDTLast week, I had the honor of sitting in on an episode of Mozilla’s Curriculum Workshop, a regular webinar where folks talk but also (and more importantly) do a little prototyping to begin building things that might be useful to helping folks make and learn with the Web. # The active format is great, and … Continue reading "Mozilla’s Curriculum Workshop – Summer Learning"
Tue, 10 May 2016 07:28:28 PDT# Had a check in call with my friends in the Compose Our World project recently. That’s the 9th grade curriculum project I’m working on, and not writing about enough. After our first year of exploring PBL and SEL as concepts to guide and shape 9th grade language arts curriculum, we’re beginning to decide what … Continue reading "Do We Want To Design Rides, or Do We Want to Create Imagineers?"
Fri, 08 Apr 2016 09:36:29 PDT# This morning at PLA, I heard Sherry Turkle speak on her current research into conversation, a continuation of her work on exploring what happens to people mediated by, through and with technology. It was a useful talk – lots of stuff worth remembering in there. # I was struck by her emphasis on … Continue reading "#PLA2016: Sherry Turkle and the Power of Conversation"
Sat, 19 Mar 2016 14:50:30 PDTI’m writing this weekend from the New Pathways Design Challenge meeting, an add-on meeting to the National Writing Project’s Spring Meeting in Washington, D.C. # It’s the third stool to the Building New Pathways work I’m involved in with the NWP, where I’m co-facilitating a team thinking hard about micro credentials that might be useful … Continue reading "New Pathways to Leadership – A Design Challenge within the NWP"
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Mon, 08 Feb 2016 16:38:32 PST# I was helping a teammate at the library today think through how to help a student. The student, a middle schooler, was doing a report on illness and needed some sources for their “research report.” # The student rejected my teammate’s help out of hand because the student needed a “print source,” and my … Continue reading "“Print” Sources in the 21st Century"
Thu, 14 Jan 2016 06:00:02 PSTI’m writing this morning from the last morning of the Building New Pathways Working Meeting, which stopped being a Listening Retreat and became the Working Meeting at around 10:30am yesterday, as the larger group of assembled National Writing Project leaders headed home and a smaller subset of the group stayed to begin their work as … Continue reading "Badges. #nwpleads Badges."
Tue, 12 Jan 2016 14:34:26 PSTI’m working this week from Austin, Texas, where I’m at the Building New Pathways event with the National Writing Project. One of my more interesting consulting projects right now is working on this project, a deep dive into how we build and sustain new pathways for leadership development in the local sites, and the national … Continue reading "Me, #nwpleads, and 2 Metaphors for NWP Leadership"
Mon, 07 Dec 2015 21:34:19 PSTI’m speaking tomorrow with my wife’s college course for preservice teachers on the teaching of writing. I’m the featured expert on “digital writing.” # Whatever that is. # Over the last week, the students in the course have been jotting some questions and thoughts down on a Google doc in preparation for the session. I … Continue reading "What’s This Digital Writing Stuff, Anyway?"