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Building a worksheet for rhizomatic learning in the k12 classroom

Sat, 20 Jan 2018 18:01:02 +0000

The first paper I wrote on rhizomatic learning turns 10 this year, and if you’d told me that I was every going to write the word ‘worksheet’ and ‘rhizomatic learning’ in the same blog post i would have coughed my coffee on my keyboard. And yet, here I am. Two years ago I committed to … Continue reading "Building a worksheet for rhizomatic learning in the k12 classroom"



Designing online learning from the ground up for k12

Sat, 15 Apr 2017 18:05:31 +0000

I’ve been facilitating a variety of conversations in the passed few weeks here in PEI working towards a plan for k12 education. It’s been a fascinating glimpse into all the hard work that goes on behind the scenes in the system. This week I moved to a part of the work that I’m really excited … Continue reading "Designing online learning from the ground up for k12"



A Change Sprint – workshopping new ideas in a hurry

Sun, 12 Mar 2017 21:29:33 +0000

During a conversation in my back yard this summer with the excellent Robin DeRosa, she and I decided, once again, that most of us trying to do things differently in education all face the same kinds of issues. We also noted that as our roles become more embedded and visible in our respective institutions, it … Continue reading "A Change Sprint – workshopping new ideas in a hurry"



Stealing project management language for change in education

Wed, 30 Nov 2016 17:19:04 +0000

I’m starting out a new role here in Prince Edward Island. I’ve always been interested in the way that educational systems work, they way they were formed, how their systems match their goals. It seems that I’m now going to get the opportunity to work inside another system and see if I can be of … Continue reading "Stealing project management language for change in education"



Learning Ecosystem Participant Model

Tue, 08 Nov 2016 00:45:01 +0000

A group of us had a conversation a couple of weeks ago about creating a learning community(ies) for an existing nonprofit open online learning site. How do you go about it? How do you translate what we believe about open learning to language that will respond to a project plan? Who are the multiple audiences? … Continue reading "Learning Ecosystem Participant Model"



Planning for educational change : what is education for?

Mon, 24 Oct 2016 22:23:28 +0000

In the past few years I’ve had the opportunity to work on a number of projects that impact both education as a system and challenge some people’s conceptions of what learning is and might be for. The latter is compelling, and projects like #rhizo14 and #rhizo15 have led to some amazing conversations, some interesting papers, … Continue reading "Planning for educational change : what is education for?"