ISKME Blogs

Braden Welborn    July 09, 2013
Teachers collaborating to bring the Common Core to life—sounds simple and sensible. But what does it look like in practice? Members of the Center for Teaching Quality’s Collaboratory are already knee...
Kisha Woods    July 04, 2013
Common Core State Standards, or CCSS, were designed to prepare students for college and workplace readiness. Although the CCSS ensure that K-12 students across the country study the same rigorous...
Leslie Blatteau    July 02, 2013
President Obama has made it clear that every American needs to “get more than a high school diploma.” Enter the Common Core State Standards (CCSS). Educators concur with the CCSS and its mission that...
Lisa Petrides, Ph.D.    July 02, 2013
The Common Core is far from business-as-usual for our nation’s educators, which means we’ll need more than traditional strategies to implement these standards on the ground. While the Common Core...
Shenandoah Weiss    June 20, 2013
When public K-12 schools are pressured to decrease costs and devote more time to standardized testing, arts programs are one of the first to be cut. Despite a nationally adopted education agenda that...
Amee Evans Godwin    March 18, 2013
“Open Ed” is a thirty-second video, that stitches together fragments of physical abandon captured at ISKME’s Big Ideas Fest 2012. Since 2009, hundreds of educators, students, entrepreneurs,...
Letha Goger, MA, MLIS    February 21, 2013
I’m always reaching to see the ‘intertwingled’ -- a term coined by computer scientist Theodor Nelson to describe knowledge that is related and is often connected by cause and effect. The...
Megan Simmons    February 11, 2013
As states put their plans into place for Common Core State Standard implementation, many are realizing how Open Educational Resources (OER) and open practices play an essential role in accessing the...
Lisa Petrides, Ph.D.    February 07, 2013
Last Monday, during her final week as Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton commanded the attention of a global education force field from the State Department, the Arab League, the Department of...
Clare Middleton-Detzner    February 04, 2013
By Clare Middleton-Detzner and Erin Knepler We’ve seen how hot news stories and video links can go viral through social media channels. Imagine if that same fast pace could propel ideas through...