Posts Tagged 'ISTE'

How I am Going to Change the World

2:15 pm on the first full day of ISTE 2012. I grabbed an exorbitantly priced Naked juice and slid into a seat to hear Adam Bellow’s presentation, “A Funny Thing Happened on the Way to the Future.” I am among hundreds of other educators packed in the room waiting for the presentation to begin. At first, I’m impressed by the mood music and gripping slideshow, highlighting powerful quotes related to the state and purpose of education. As the presentation launches – if you have seen Adam launch is an appropriate …

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Moving Toward Individualization in Education

Individualism in Education

I’ve been returning recently to a conversation I had in January when walking to dinner with Steve Hargadon during EduCon.  We were discussing Finland’s high performance on the international benchmarking assessment, the PISA. There was initial puzzlement when Finland was announced one of the top 5 scoring countries because so much of their educational structure was quite different from the other high scoring countries. What became apparent though is that the one theme the Finnish could agree on collectively was a narrative of equity. We’d like to believe that Americans …

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