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Own It

I remember vividly my “vacations” with my dad when I was a wee lad. These “business” trips for him often led to informal conversations around the pool with newly formed partnerships. As I swam around in the pool, I’d work myself as close to his space as possible to hear the verbal volleys and rhetorical duels. These exchanges fascinated me. Most …

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Lots of (missing?) Skills

Over the last couple of weeks, I’ve been inundated with the “skills” we need to teach systemically, vertically and horizontally with great depth and breadth. WIRED recently published a most interesting list of 7 essential skills people didn’t learn in college. For them, they propose a new core curriculum: It’s the 21st century. Knowing how to read a novel, craft …

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What is Your Department Discussing and Doing

Cross Posted on Education Week Leader Talk. While I often discuss systemic change and the need to break free from the complacency that is pockets of innovation, these talks perhaps fail to provide guidance on all levels instead usually focusing on the role of upper adminstration (oy! I dislike the sound of that). Thus, this is the first in a …

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Writing in the Digital Age

With the digital age upon us, participatory media shifts traditionally held concepts of communication and collaboration. Today, publishing is ubiquitous, but when should writing become public? When should it be exposed to engagement, critique, and connections? The very notion of writing needs to expand to include digital, connective experiences that evoke 21st Century Literacies in ways not possible with traditional …

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On Literacy: Panel Question One

On October 24th, I had the pleasure of joining Patrick Higgins and David Warlick on a panel at TechForum NorthEast that was charged to get Beyond the Web 2.0 Hype. It was an intriguing discussion that I really enjoyed especially given the audience involvement.  Since then, I’ve been telling myself that I would write brief posts on my thoughts to …

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NCTE Keeps Rollin'

Not too long ago, I wrote about my excitement for the upcoming NCTE National Conference because of their focus on transforming what English education means. It is quite clear that NCTE is moving towards the future (or is that the present?) and their  release of Toward A Definition of 21st-Century Literacies on February 15, 2008 is an even greater statement …

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Local, Global, or Glocal?

At Educon 2, the following question was posed to a panel of experts: “is networking and collaborating outside of school central or supplementary”. The question got me thinking but not necessarily about that answer for I believe it is a central component of schools. What got me thinking was what exactly is the starting point for schools to begin such …

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Live Blogging: Future of Learning Panel

Day two of Educon 2 kicks off with the Future of Learning Panel featuring Gary Stager, Will Richardson, Sylvia Martinez, Chris Lehmann, Joyce Valenza, and David Jakes. [Tags] futurelearningpanel, educon2, willrichardson, garystager, sylviamartinez, djakes, chrislehmann, joycevalenza [/Tags]

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Live Blogging: Chris Lehmann, Building School 2.0

Well, here is the final session on Saturday: Building School 2.0 with Chris Lehmann. [Tags] educon2, chrislehmann, school2, administration [/Tags]

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Enjoying the View from the Cheap Seats

I had the pleasure of working with two great educators, Mr. Ruter and Mr. Morgan, recently on a proposal for NCTE’s 08 Convention: Because Shift Happens: Teaching in the Twenty-First Century. As I stated in my I Hope We are Expanding our Boundaries post, this is really a great opportunity for these two to be talking about instructional technology in …

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