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Reflections on the Week of Making (June 12-18, 2015)

It was an honor to help launch the #WeekofMaking at The White House on Friday, June 12th, 2015. The event, hosted by the Office of Science and Technology Policy, included vignettes from maker educators such as Emily Pilloton, young makers including Alexis Lewis and Aiden Robinson, and Dr. Glenn Green who discussed using 3D printing to save … Continue reading

Maker Education and Micro-Credentialing

I had the opportunity to talk through the prospect of micro-credentialing at the MakerEd Convening in mid May in San Francisco this year. Here are Maker Education and Micro-credentialing slides if you are interested. The goal of this talk was to think about some of the key issues related to what counts as learning–what gets recognized and … Continue reading

The Entrepreneurial Educator at SSU: Launching a Movement on 6/23/14

I have had the pleasure to work collaboratively with colleagues from the School of Education, Dr. Paul Porter, and the School of Business and Economics, Mark Nelson, at Sonoma State University this past academic year to create our first MOOC–The Entrepreneurial Educator, launching Monday, June 23rd, 2014! The course is housed on Canvas and includes 7 … Continue reading

Blended Learning: Western Regional Noyce Conference

This past weekend (March 7-8, 2014) I helped to organize and run the Western Regional Noyce Conference for STEM educators in Fresno, CA. The event brought together over 100 STEM teachers (both pre- and in-service) and faculty members to discuss blended learning and a number of issues related to using technology-rich instruction. Here is the … Continue reading

Inspiring Night at the 3rd Annual Teacher Technology Showcase at SSU

December 5, 2013. It was a great night at the 3rd Annual Teacher Technology Showcase at Sonoma State University as educators from across the North Bay came together to share their knowledge and resources for integrating technology into K-12 classrooms. With 35 presentations, including a Maker Space and a Tech Sandbox, the conference room with … Continue reading

3rd Annual Teacher Technology Showcase at Sonoma State

Join us on Thurs, Dec 5th, 2013 for the 3rd Annual Teacher Technology Showcase! The Teacher Technology Showcase provides local educators (pre- and in-service) with an opportunity to present how they have used or plan to use technology in the classroom to support students and student learning. The Showcase is run like a poster session and … Continue reading

The Needs of Our Learners are Changing

Here is an excerpt from a talk I gave about being leaders in faculty development with technology… Challenge: How do we adapt to the changing expectations and learning experiences of students who have come of age in a connected environment? We are living in a profound technological moment in time. Let me give you an example: … Continue reading

MOOCs: What are they good for? Experimentation…

In a time of so-called game changers in online educators (and economic crisis), the challenge is always to focus in on the most important aspects within higher education, and for me it boils down to student learning and student experience. So, when online learning spaces (MOOCs, blended/hybrid courses, and other online options) become, yet again, … Continue reading