ISKME In the News

Big Ideas Fest, in Half Moon Bay for Fifth Year, Focuses on Future of Education
Half Moon Bay Patch,   December 3, 2013

The annual conference brings together education stakeholders, including Hatch Elementary School teacher Abby Foster, to collaborate and design new ideas in learning. Students, teachers, administrators, faculty, researchers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers will converge at the Big Ideas Fest in Half Moon Bay on Wednesday,...
Why is There More Open Content for Math Than English?
Education Week,   September 10, 2013

By Tom Vander Ark on September 11, 2013    It is pretty easy to run a secondary school using open math content. There is Khan Academy, CK12, NROC, and more. But it seems to be harder to find open education resources (OER) in English language arts. "A big difficulty in finding OER Language resources has...
OER Professional Development Facilitation Training
August 1, 2013 - August 2, 2013

Interested in bringing ISKME’s award-wining Open Educational Resource (OER) Professional Development (PD) Training Program to your school, organization, or community?   Join us for a two-day facilitation training where you’ll explore tools and resources, practice open innovation learning techniques, improve your facilitation...
The selling of Open Educational Resources (OER)
Lisa Petrides, Ph.D.,   Open,   July 28, 2013

As a self-professed metadata geek, I’ve recently been participating in an online discussion about metadata and the Learning Registry. I have to say, it feels as if I’m on a merry-go-round that won’t stop, because for the past 10 years I’ve engaged in dozens if not hundreds of conversations about the use of OER (open education resources)...
QFI’s Open Education projects
Open Education Week,   March 10, 2013

QFI’s approach to Open Education is one that is driven by context, aimed at developing a learner-centered experience, one that is real, rich, and relevant to the world around us. QFI’s commitment to the Open Education movement provides opportunities to create social learning communities for educators, dedicated to resource discovery, standards...
The Power of Encouragement As a Force for Learning
Lisa Petrides, Ph.D.,   Huffington Post,   March 4, 2013

As an educator and founder of a nonprofit education institute, I believe, as does recent TED Prize winner, educator Sugata Mitra, that we are better off creating conditions to "let learning happen" rather than creating rigid structures that favor rote learning, teaching to tests, or standardized instruction.   In line with the principle that...
Secretary Clinton at Launch of U.S.-Arab League Open Book Project
U.S. Department of State,   January 28, 2013

Clinton at Launch of U.S.-Arab League Open Book Project 29 January 2013       U.S. DEPARTMENT OF STATEOffice of the SpokespersonJanuary 28, 2013   REMARKS Secretary of State Hillary Rodham ClintonAt the Announcement of the Open Book Project January 28, 2013Ben Franklin RoomWashington, D.C.     SECRETARY CLINTON:...
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.