• Amplifiers Create a New Story: Day 3 at #SXSWEDU

    …I may ramble in this post. It’s 1am. I’m tired! Have a head cold. But wanted to share my learnings… Do I really have to go home tomorrow? It’s going to be hard to walk away from the synergy of woke educators at this conference, but I know that I…

  • My Community of Weavers: Day 1 at #SXSWEDU

    David Brooks, Executive Director of the Aspen Project, kicked off SXSWEDU with a call to all educators to build a community of weavers, and not rippers. According to the program guide, Weave: The Social Fabric Project, operates with the premise that social fragmentation is the central problem of our time—isolation,…

  • The People You’ll Meet….

    Before I arrived at the SXSW EDU conference, I spent time looking through the conference app, marking sessions that correlated with goals I have for my department. Little did I realize just how much I was going to learn at this conference, and the bulk of it did not happen…

  • Design Thinking: One Bite at a Time

    Today, my Design Engineering team, along with two 6th grade teachers, had the pleasure of engaging in a Google Hangout with Ellen Deutscher, co-founder of #DTK12Chat, inventor of Design Dot cards, and just an overall awesome Design Thinker, teacher, and human being. The original intent of the call was to…