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“No Time to Lose: How to Build a World-Class Education System State by State”

The National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL) has just published a report of its findings from an 18-month study of education systems known for high PISA performance.  The focus of the study was to identify areas of commonality in those programs, compare them to current practice in the United States, and make recommendations for how real… Continue reading “No Time to Lose: How to Build a World-Class Education System State by State”

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Three Tips to Get You Started in Design Thinking

School districts can sometimes feel like giant ocean liners.  They hold a lot of people, but they can take a long time to change direction.  When there are problems that need to be addressed, the process of “Design Thinking” is gaining a lot of popularity as a framework for coming up with innovative solutions.  The… Continue reading Three Tips to Get You Started in Design Thinking

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Three Big Fat Lies Tech Coordinators Tell

I had the opportunity at the Ohio Educational Technology Conference (OETC) to participate in a main-stage event called “FREd Talks”.  “FREd” stands for “Finding Real Education”, and it consists of a series of five-minute “Ignite”-style talks.  Each speaker develops a set of 20 slides (plus an intro slide), and the slides automatically advance every 15… Continue reading Three Big Fat Lies Tech Coordinators Tell