Learning, Innovation & Tech

February 2012


New Literacies? Why?

"Relevancy is not an option." Read more

Are Teacher Education Programs Irrelevant?

"The most innovative teachers are drawing on experiences and skill sets they developed outside of education." Read more

BIG SHOES: The "de facto national model of the digital school"

the genuine heartfelt desire of young people to be in the company of adults who are doing adult work, and the way our institutions and adult lives are structured more and more to keep us at a distance. - Diane Meier, "In Schools We Trust" Read more
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The Dark Side of Our Achievement Culture

New "Race To Nowhere" Trailer Video Read more

Three Young Women Wow Crowd at TEDx

" . . .making my own opportunities when I didn't even know what I was doing." Read more
The secret message communicated to most young people today by the society around them is that they are not needed, that the society will run itself quite nicely until they - at some distant point in the future - will take over the reigns. Yet the fact is that the society is not running itself nicely... because the rest of us need all the energy, brains, imagination and talent that young people can bring to bear down on our difficulties. For society to attempt to solve its desperate problems without the full participation of even very young people is imbecile.
Alvin Toffler
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