ISKME In the News

Conference provided much-needed chance to focus on Big Ideas
Half Moon Bay Review,   December 23, 2012

  Recently, I had the extraordinary privilege of attending the “Big Ideas Fest” at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay. Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education for a fourth year, the Big Ideas Fest is a crucible of curricular creativity, an “edupreneur” party, and an epiphany garden for teachers like me....
Dispatches From the Field: Big Ideas Fest
Next Generation Learning Challenges,   December 7, 2012

Carie Page Dec 7, 2012 This week, NGLC staff headed west to attend Big Ideas Fest, an annual gathering of teachers, policymakers, funders, and researchers dedicated to surfacing “big ideas” in education. After three days of networking, we left inspired, refreshed, and excited that so many of the big ideas our grantees are implementing are truly...
Conference Gives Green Light to Ideas
Half Moon Bay Review,   December 6, 2012

  Educators collaborate to solve problems By Sara Hayden [ ] Since Sunday, teachers have been in class, or something like it. The Big Ideas Fest hosted at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, brought out about 240 people from across the United States to share their brightest ideas for the future of education. Local...
Big Ideas Fest Engages Half Moon Bay Teachers
Half Moon Bay Patch,   December 4, 2012

Cabrillo District teachers attend Big Ideas Fest, an annual convening of innovators in education, redesigning the future of education. By Christa Bigue December 4, 2012     An “Education Renaissance” is happening in Half Moon Bay this week, and Cabrillo Unified School District teachers, Abigail Foster and Rosabelle Lynes, are...
'Big Ideas Fest' Tackles Money Matters and Startup Ideas
Education Week,   December 3, 2012

For the second set of presentations Monday afternoon here at the Big Ideas Fest in Half Moon Bay, Calif., the emphasis was on identifying more efficent ways to use financial resources to help students and encouraging education entrepreneurs to create products and services that solve real problems.
Fostering Big Ideas to Solve Problems in Education
Education Week,   December 3, 2012

Greetings from stunningly gorgeous Half Moon Bay, Calif., where I am covering the2012 Big Ideas Fest, hosted by ISKME. ISKME, or the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, which runs the OER Commons, brings together educators across the P-20 spectrum, along with policymakers, entrepreneurs, and education thinkers to...
Big Ideas Fest, Dec 2-5
December 2, 2012 - December 5, 2012

Big Ideas Fest convenes all education stakeholders in redesigning the future of education. ISKME’s annual event brings together teachers, policy makers, researchers, edupreneurs, students, and funders who are championing the transformation of K-20 education.    Working across traditional silos in education, Big Ideas Fest engages...
Search Engines for Open Access Web Resources
October 25, 2012

OER Commons Green: Aggregating Best-in-Class Green Open Educational Resources Madalina Ungur & Vassilis ProtonotariosAgro-Know TechnologiesGreece   Dedicated to sustainability and resource conservation, OER Commons Green was developed by The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) in collaboration with Agro-...
Open Ed. Resources Encourage Teachers to Tinker
Education Week,   October 17, 2012

Educators often argue that they need more control over the development of the curriculum they are teaching. Open education resources may be the answer, said several educators during presentations at the Open Education Conference here in Vancouver on Tuesday. ---   Cynthia Jimes, the director of research at the Institute for the Study of...
INFUSION Lunch with Lisa Petrides to talk about Big Ideas
October 17, 2012

Almost 12 years ago, Lisa Petrides, a Columbia University professor of education, decided to quit academia and build an entirely new system of education based on free and open access for all. Using her connections and reputation as an innovator, she raised millions in grants to start a nonprofit institute in Half Moon Bay known as ISKME, which...
Common Core Drives Interest in Open Education Resources
Education Week,   October 15, 2012

Spurred by the adoption of common-core standards by nearly every state, the movement for open digital resources is growing as educators realign curricula ---   One tool to help educators determine the quality and alignment to the common core of a particular resource is the OER rubrics developed by the Washington-based Achieve, a nonprofit...
Action Collab Facilitator Training, Sept 19-20
September 19, 2012 - September 20, 2012

We are pleased to announce the upcoming two-day Action Collab™ Facilitator Training, September 19th and 20th in San Francisco.   The Facilitator Training includes: a first-hand experience of the Action Collab process; an in-depth introduction to the framework; improv exercise instructions and practice; and participation in role-plays...