Four recent employer-led initiatives bridge the gap between education and employment, drawing Maine people of all ages toward high-demand occupations that match their interests and passions.
I 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.
To 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.
For my 9-year-old daughter, knowledge is at her fingertips, her interests are becoming a primary frame for learning both in school and out.
I was honored to make a keynote presentation at British Columbia's first IT4K12 conference in Vancouver. I met many education technology leaders who are working toward a learner-centered education system
Once or twice a week, I spend early mornings in our natural-food-and-free-wireless coffee shop in town. Over the months, I've gotten to know a few regulars.
From Niraj Chag: There was a season when my steps were unwavering Within me was this ocean That would repair and cure me of all my pains But at the passing of time I am no longer certain of my hearts integrity The days of my youth Now only an abstract memory Is my essence... Continue Reading →
From Gideon Rosenblatt - via Idealware and Groundwire: Civic engagement can mean a lot of different things – from the casual forwarding of a friend’s email to deep involvement on a board of directors. Some engagement is lightweight and some is deep, and that’s OK – we can’t expect everyone to have the same degree... Continue Reading →
From Zoe Weil: At the end of this school year approximately three million students will graduate from U.S. high schools. They will not be ready for what awaits them. These are the students who have passed their No Child Left Behind tests year after year. They are verbally, mathematically, and technologically literate. They have been... Continue Reading →
Maine has been a leader in adopting educational technology in support of its students. In 2002, through the Maine Learning Technology Initiative (MLTI), the state began providing laptops to all students in grades 7-8 in a one-to-one laptop program. In 2009, Maine expanded the project to high school students. The one-to-one laptops paved the way... Continue Reading →