Tag Archives: Educate to Innovate

Where Do You Teach?

We are all beginning to understand that we live in a world that is incredibly connected, a world where local actions affect global situations and vice versa. Educators are acutely aware that the future is a moving target, made increasingly … Continue reading

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The Future: Hidden in Plain Sight

Good design needs to focus on the end user; as educators our end users are the students in front of us every day. So, who is in your classroom? They are members of the most connected generation in history. They … Continue reading

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Budging the Boulder – Changing STEM education from the Bottom Up

I have been in the world of STEM education for quite some time and I am happy to report that there is universal consensus that (a) meaningful, connected STEM education is critical and (b) 20th century teaching is inadequate for … Continue reading

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Longitudinal Teaching for a Lateral World?? Really???

How does this make sense? More than any other aspect of our outdated education system, the narrow, longitudinal delivery of information is out of sync with a networked, connected, lateral world. Forget the mantras about skills-based learning and our inability … Continue reading

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It’s Time to Innovate to Educate

President Obama’s call to “Educate to Innovate” has become a favorite catchphrase of the STEM movement. But it really doesn’t address the problem – the assembly line nature of our education system. The model of large scale commodity production doesn’t … Continue reading

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