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This is how libraries can be reimagined

Imagine what would happen if this sort of spirit spread throughout the rest of our public schools?

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This is also who we are

I needed this story. Maybe you need it, too. This is also who we are. This is how we find one another. This is how we resist.

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This is what the future of learning will look like

Or at least this is what I think it might look like, and why — and along the way you’ll get references to Horseshoe crabs, the 1960s, and killer robots . . .  so, you know, how could you go wrong?

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The Brock Turner Case is a reminder of the important work White people have to do

Like a lot of you, I’ve been consumed by the Brock Turner case, and its particularly egregious form of privilege-soaked injustice.

Then again, we’re continually bombarded by stories that make it impossible to ignore the extent to which our society perpetuates different rules for different people, based on nothing more than the color of your skin and/or your proximity to power.

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This is what happens when you launch an art bus

Imagine what would happen if we were more courageous in the ways we created space for things such as this. What would change about our world? The Art Bus Project from Portmanto Media on Vimeo.

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This is why you can’t just say that public education is failing

I know, I know — we can do better, and public education in America is in need of a makeover. We’re in the midst of the biggest shifts to how we think about teaching and learning in more than a century, and some of us are a little slower on the uptick. I get it. […]

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This is what it means to engineer the ridiculous

It comes courtesy of my new friends in Memphis (who we’re working with to design a pretty remarkable new high school), and it captures everything I think we want school to embody: fun, teamwork, problem-solving, a culture of experimentation, productive failures, and soul-satisfying successes. How might we infuse every school in America with the spirit […]

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Welcome to the “Era of Expeditioncy”

I spent the first half of this week in Memphis, Tennessee, working with a remarkable local group of educators, parents and developers (yes, developers) who are all dreaming big together as part of Crosstown Concourse, an ambitious effort to redesign a 1.5 million square foot former Sears warehouse into a vertical urban village of residents, retail outlets, non-profits, and — wait for it — an innovative public high school.

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Is this the future of learning?

It comes from the Fullerton (CA) School District, which has developed “epic storylines” and a gamification around core skills in order to make learning more technologically integrated, experiential, and fun. It also looks and feels very different from the sort of educational experiences almost anyone above a certain age has ever had. Is that a […]

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This is the end of education (& the future of learning)

Or, more specifically, this is a video about a conversation of those issues. It features yours truly, but also Jaime Casap, the head of education at Google, and a number of other great educators in both K-12 and higher ed. Check it out, and see what it ignites in your own thinking . . .

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