Ecosys Launch for 2013: Unpacking K12 Learning Models (F8)

January 7, 2013
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As we embark our our K12 Ecosys discussions for 2013, perhaps our richest untapped set of topics to explore can be found in our Planning Wiki, under the category: F8 Learning Models.  This is where we move away from “sage on the stage” classroom teaching via textbook to other, more engaged styles of learning, approaches […]

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Trying Collaboration: CMS, Charter & Private Schools Seek Common Ground

December 17, 2012
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Photo courtesy Brittany Penland, (c) 2012 Charlotte Observer So often in our #K12 #Ecosys conversations we talk about the need for collaboration across the ecosystem, and yet it rarely makes the headlines. I was encouraged this weekend to see that change. This excellent article by Ann Doss Helms in the Charlotte Observer, my local paper, brought […]

Unpacking Key Roles in the Ecosystem

October 30, 2012
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In the the day to day crunch of teaching, parenting and the every day, it’s far too easy to lose track of the key roles we play in advancing the health and well-being of our communities. To me, in a very real way, the ecosystem is the community. We live in a complex web of […]

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Thought Leader: Peter Block

October 4, 2012
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Several times in the evolving thread of the #ecosys conversation Peter Block’s definition of accountability has risen to the surface.  @shamlet has agreed to help us get ever clearer on what Block promotes, and consider what it means for us as we continue to unpack the complexity of the K12 ecosystem.  Please read Paul’s post […]

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Hope and Fear…

September 26, 2012
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flickr image via AMERICAN ARTIST BEN MURPHY Hope without fear doesn’t exist; that’s called naivety. Hope is the alpha. All resiliency, all fear, all action is derived from hope, “the thing with feathers… that sings the tune without the words” as so beautifully described by Emily Dickinson in her poem entitled “Hope”… “Hope” is the thing with […]

Resilient EduKARE Communities…

September 26, 2012
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flickr photo via akaalias “Seems to me if folks understand that EdUkare is about health and security and resilient communities, it would help clarify.” Michael Josefowicz (@ToughLoveforX) tweeted the above a while back in the @EdKare stream, and the point deserves some attention. At the Twitter @edkare stream, Michael, Daniel Durant (@ddrrnt), I and others […]