|Posted originally on Dreams of Education on March 26, 2013|
I’ve been thinking a lot about how we talk about education. How we prove that learning has taken place. Inevitably we talk about standards, measures, awards, grades, success. Anastasis has given me the freedom to completely redefine education. There are no limits, except of my own making. I get to decide how to talk about education. This would be easy if I was doing all of this in a vacuum, but I’m not. There are stakeholders who care about how I talk about education. Parents, teachers, students, higher education.
The problem, I’m discovering, is that when we talk about education, we talk about it too narrowly. It is possible to be very committed, data driven, tech savvy, “21st century,” and yet be working against the kind of learning that is transformative. We can have all the right tools, the measures, the awards and test score evidence and still not really see. We can miss the...
|Posted originally on Dreams of Education on September 20, 2012|
Last year I had a “hunch” about learning…specifically about curriculum. That hunch turned into a full-fledged idea and a mission to do better for kids. Everywhere. Along the line I met some truly incredible people who taught me things I didn’t know how to do before. Like wire framing (thanks @ianchia), and pitching ideas (thanks @houseofgenius), and how to go about picking up programmers (thanks @toma_bedolla). Now I’m ready to share the culmination of all this work with you.
This isn’t just a post to tell you about what I’m doing, it is a call to action for everyone (yes, even you). It is a request for you to join me in this mission in whatever form that may take.
I have a vision: to make personalized learning a reality for EVERY child.
I know, it is big. It is also doable.
For those who are new to following me, here was my original “hunch” written here, Dreams of Education:...