Program director, online strategist, and curator focusing on innovative learning communities and integrative thinking.

Toward the Integral Internet

The Social Web: Yours, Mine, and OursIf Web 1.0 was the “published Web” and The Cluetrain Manifesto predicted what was to become the social Web (Web 2.0), I believe the next iteration, Web 3.0, will be the “Integral Internet.” • Read more.

Designing an Agile Learning Culture for Teams and Organizations

CultureCon 2012I was fortunate to attend CultureCon in Boston, which focused on designing workgroup practices that embrace agile, nimble learning. This is the world into which our students will be growing. • Read more.

Toward learner-centered education in Maine

Learner-centered education in MaineTo illustrate learner-centered instruction in action, the Maine Department of Education funded a series of videos focusing on students and teachers at schools that are leading the way. • Read more.

Learning for change

New Brunswick schoolsThe New Brunswick Department of Education has captured the shift toward learner-centered education with this energetic video. • Read more.

Learning in a wisdom economy

Elementary roboticsFor my 9-year-old daughter, knowledge is at her fingertips, her interests are becoming a primary frame for learning both in school and out. • Read more.

Toward learner-centered education in Canada

it4k12-logo-squareI was honored to make a keynote presentation at British Columbia’s first IT4K12 conference in Vancouver this week. I met many education technology leaders who are working toward a learner-centered education system, and several demonstrated inspiring successes. I also met Robert Martellacci of the e-learning technology consultancy Mind Share Learning; be sure to listen to his excellent interview ... • Read more.

From problem solvers to problem finders

TEDxKids SunderlandFrom Ewan McIntosh: My students explore the themes upon which our planet really depends, immerse themselves in the ideas, find the problems they feel are worth solving, and then try them out in a prototype. • Read more.

Peter Benson on Sparks: How youth thrive

sparks-benson-cover2From YouTube: ‘Every teenager has a spark — something inside that is good, beautiful, and useful to the world. Sparks illuminate a young person’s life and give it meaning and purpose… ‘Just ask a teen: “Tell me what it is about you that gives you joy and energy? What’s going on in those moments when life feels the ... • Read more.

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