Here is the Design Thinking presentation used on July 21, 2015.
From the Learning Spaces symposium on July 21, 2015.
— Nerissa Raschelle (@nerissateaches) February 25, 2015
Photo credit to the fantastic Nerissa Raschelle.
This slide is from my presentation on school culture that I facilitated at the IntegratED conference in Portland, OR in February 2015. My presentation had dozens of slides, but this quote seemed to strike a nerve with many of the attendees and those following along on Twitter. This comes from the book School Culture Rewired: How to Define, Assess, and Transform It by Steve Gruenert and Todd Whitaker. It is a terrific read that is full of useful organizational research and theory, in addition to practical steps on how to make sure your school culture is a healthy place for students, staff, and parents.
I was happy to join Katrina Stevens, Andrew Marcinek, Adina Sullivan, and Shawn Hinger for chat about getting tech devices into the hands of students and teachers. I like the format that the USDOE Ed Tech crew is using for these conversations. It isn’t a panel of experts laying out a complicated plan for tech use. It’s a conversation among practicing professionals about their experience with what works and what doesn’t.
Here are the resources from my session on learning space design for the IntegratED conference in Portland, OR on February 26, 2015.
Here are the slides for my session on understanding and strengthening school culture
Dean Shareski was the latest guest on the Techlandia vidcast/podcast. Instead of his usual talks about passion, joy, and silliness, he gets into the things that bother him. It’s not a gripefest, but more of an Andy Rooney type rant that will make you think and question your own beliefs on the topic.
Find other episodes of Techlandia on Podomatic.
The last Techlandia of the Jon, Alison, and Curt show. It will live on, but just in a different form.
Shawn White is a fantastic dad, husband, and educator.
This looks like a worthy project from EdWeek. It takes place on January 7, so join in if you are a school principal or share this link with the principal at your school. Being a school principal is a demanding and rewarding job, so let’s take some time to share all that we do. Post your photos to Twitter or Instagram with the tag #aprincipalsday on January 7.