How Might We Make School the Best Place to Learn? (Google Innovation Academy – Part 1)

I recently returned from Mountain View, California, where I was blessed to spend three mind-blowing days at Google's headquarters participating in the Google for Education Innovation Academy. These days were jam-packed with so many takeaways that I've struggled to put it all into words. There will be more blogging to come on various lessons learned but for today, … Continue reading How Might We Make School the Best Place to Learn? (Google Innovation Academy – Part 1)

Are We Preparing Students for a Future that Doesn’t Exist?

Sometimes we justify the things we do in education because they prepare students for the future or the "real world". While I'm not faulting the sentiment, I often wonder if we are throwing darts while blindfolded. In particular, I often hear one of the reasons for not radically shifting education in high school is to … Continue reading Are We Preparing Students for a Future that Doesn’t Exist?

Google for Education Certified Innovator Program

I am beyond thrilled to have been accepted to the Google for Education Certified Innovator Program. The Certified Innovator program is a 12-month professional development experience including mentorship, online learning activities, and a face-to-face Innovation Academy focused on helping new Innovators launch a transformative project. As I continue to grapple with not only changing my … Continue reading Google for Education Certified Innovator Program