Ryan Bretag

ethnographer; learner; leader; reader/writer; creator; thinker.
Top 50 Innovator in Edu. GCT 08. NICE President. CBI Project Manager. D225 Admin

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Ryan Bretag

Ryan Bretag

Director of Instructional Technology

I’ve spent 15 years in education as a secondary English educator and administrator. In my new role as Director of Educational Technology, I focus on innovation in learning and teaching, systems development, user experience enhancement, and project management for district and building-wide technology initiatives. I’m an ethnographer and currently completing my doctoral work on spaces people inhabit for learning using a comparative case study of the design, implementation, and impact of physical learning spaces in schools using an environmental psychology lens. I do presentations and workshops around my educational experiences and research. The common is that the most important conversation we can be having today in schools centers on creativity, experiences, happiness, learning, and passions.

About My Blog, Metanoia

Metanoia represents a shift or change of mind. This blog documents my shift towards a broader and deeper understanding of what it means to learn and lead for today and tomorrow. As Senge notes in The Fifth Discipline,

Real learning gets to the heart of what it means to be human. Through learning we re-create ourselves. Through learning we become able to do something we never were able to do. Through learning we reperceive the world and our relationship to it. Through learning we extend our capacity to create, to be part of the generative process of life.

This shift, this metamorphosis, is the heart of this blog. For that reason, the writings here represent my lifecasting on various realms of education, and these mindcasts are always works in progress, always open for internal and external debate. Thus, I encourage you to challenge, question, and inquire about these ideas as we shift together as learners and leaders. The view expressed on this do not reflect nor represent the views of my employer. These are my thoughts and are based upon my broader experiences.

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