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OER: One Size Does Not Fit All
Journal of the American Association of School Librarians,   April 12, 2017

Even though we are a #GoOpen launch district, my tech-savvy school board asked for a report that would explain open educational resources (OER). Since OER multiply faster than rabbits and have been known to disappear in a poof, this is an edited version that includes additional information that is relevant to our library world.
Learn How to Facilitate an Action Collab
March 30, 2017 - March 31, 2017

ISKME is offering a two-day professional development training session for participants to learn how to facilitate an Action Collab. The training includes a first-hand look at the Action Collab process, and then provides a detailed step by step guide and rationale of the process, including how to create relevant and action-worthy design challenges...
Open Education Week Webinar: A Rubric for Guiding Open Educational Practice
March 29, 2017 - March 30, 2017

Join the OER Commons Team on Wednesday, March 29 at 4:00 pm Pacific Time for our Open Education Week Webinar: A Rubric for Guiding Open Educational Practice. Educators around the world are expanding their roles as collaborators, curators, designers, and leaders with open educational practice. We will share our OER theory of action, and showcase...
Twitter Challenge: Celebrate Women’s History Month
March 1, 2017 - April 1, 2017

Throughout the month of March, we are celebrating all of the various ways our community is supporting women and girls in STEM. We invite you to tweet how you support women and girls in advancing their skills in science, technology, engineering, and math (STEM). The tweet with the most likes and retweets will be awarded a DVD of the inspiring...
ATLAS: Accomplished Teaching, Learning and Schools
ATLAS,   January 11, 2017

The National Board aims to support teacher preparation by offering ATLAS (Accomplished Teaching, Learning and Schools). ATLAS is a unique, searchable online library of authentic videos showing National Board Certified Teachers at work in the classroom. Each video is accompanied by the teacher's written reflection about the instruction or the...
Teens, Too: A Voice for Young People at Big Idea Fest 2016
Karma Compass,   December 18, 2016

One part of growing up poor in an urban environment, from my experience in New York City, is that you get stuck in a bubble, a sphere that is reinforced by socio-economic forces. For me that meant tenement houses in the Lower East Side, and later, the projects across from the notorious Ave D Housing projects. 
Adventures With OER And Google Groups
Library Media Tech Talk,   December 17, 2016

I recently learned about Open Educational Resources (OER) during a webinar session I attended in October. Since then, I have been exploring these resources and trying to find ways to introduce them to our teaching staff. 
Big Idea Fest 2016
www.kevenhempel.info,   December 17, 2016

Last week I attended “Big Idea Fest 2016” (BIF2016) presented by the team at the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME).  I did not know what to expect but I was eager to find out. 
Sharon’s Big Ideas Fest Experience
Teaching Bites,   December 16, 2016

Contrary to typical sit and get curriculum PD’s that go in one ear and out the other, the Big Ideas Fest is my favorite PD yet!  It’s life-changing and the founder and CEO of ISKME, Lisa Petrides and her team, carefully and intentionally curated amazing speakers who are making positive changes in our world....
Eleanor Green (Lavender Courage) Shares Her Big Ideas Fest Experience
Twitter,   December 9, 2016

Alright, let’s talk about America! Long post inbound! My trip to California was short but amazing. 
Big Ideas Fest 2016
December 4, 2016 - December 7, 2016

The need for change in education is on everyone’s mind--and we invite you to come be part of the solution-making process. Big Ideas Fest is a unique three-day immersion into collaboration and design, dedicated to catalyzing innovation in education. Each year, we gather with education mavericks and change-makers from around the world who serve K-12...
A Broader View of OER: In Response to McShane’s Article on Open Education
Education Next,   November 2, 2016

Michael Q. McShane’s article, “Open Education: Is the federal government overstepping its role?” (Winter 2017) makes the case that educators are essentially consumers of open education resources (OER) who lack the time, skill, and support to handle the “administrivia” required to be serious developers of content and pedagogy that can meet the...