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A Sense of Urgency in Education Innovation
Silvana Scarso

A Sense of Urgency in Education Innovation

By on Oct 26, 2017 in Announcements, Lifelong Learning, Professional Development | 0 comments

This is a cross post from silvanameneghini.com During the closing roundtable at Graded School Innovate 2017 Conference, Alan November was very emphatic when justifying the urgency for change in education. He mentioned an interview with Rahaf Harfoush, who was part of Barak Obama’s Presidential Campaign. His point was that as social media started having a...

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The important role of a teacher in the 21st Century Education
Katrin Barlsen

The important role of a teacher in the 21st Century Education

By on Oct 25, 2017 in Announcements, Lifelong Learning | 0 comments

So here we are…the 21st Century Education is the “new” way of learning and teaching. What do we mean when we talk about this revolutionary education? First of all, it’s not a new but an adapted approach to this rapidly changing world. So let’s take a closer look at this: Teachers used to be the owners of content and the ones responsible...

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#amplifiEDUbookclub: My Reading to Make My Ideas Happen

By on Sep 5, 2017 in Announcements, Book Recommendations | 0 comments

I am currently reading a book called Making Ideas Happen: Overcoming the Obstacles Between Vision and Reality, by Scott Belsky. I started reading it as an entrepreneur in education, because I wanted to find strategies to help bridge my ideas and the hard work to actually make them a reality. As I am going over the strategies shared in the book, which are based on...

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What do you Want to Know about Blogging?
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

What do you Want to Know about Blogging?

By on Aug 10, 2017 in Announcements, Professional Development | 0 comments

In a recent presentation at Alan November’s BLC17 conference, I had 60 minutes to share my work and thoughts about Blogging as Pedagogy. I asked participants to share questions they had about blogging via a Google Form at the beginning of the session. While I tried to address as many of them as possible during the presentations, 60 minutes got us only that...

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Dare to Visualize the Future
Silvana Scarso

Dare to Visualize the Future

By on Jul 17, 2017 in Lifelong Learning, Modern Literacies, Professional Development | 0 comments

We may often hear that we need to prepare students for “jobs that don’t exist yet”, or that we need to prepare students for what will be “their” future: a different reality from what we have lived so far, knowing that everything is changing faster and faster. But do we fully grasp what that means? Do we really stop to think about what...

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When a Blogger Writes a Book: Amplifying Analog Writing
Silvia Rosenthal Tolisano

When a Blogger Writes a Book: Amplifying Analog Writing

By on Jul 2, 2017 in Book Recommendations, Lifelong Learning, Modern Literacies | 1 comment

I have been writing, writing, and writing. I have been writing a book! I am co-authoring a book with Janet Hale titled Documenting Learning: Making Thinking Visible, Meaningful, Shareable, and Amplified. The book will be published in early 2018 by Corwin Press. We have handed in the first manuscript and are awaiting the first wave of feedback from reviewers....

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Travelling Tales Amplification
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Travelling Tales Amplification

By on Jun 29, 2017 in Guest Blogger, Lifelong Learning, Professional Development | 0 comments

We are thrilled to share with you a guest post by Joel Bevans, an International school teacher, currently living and teaching in Luxembourg. Joel is sharing a project called the Travelling Tales to create meaningful and purposeful global collaborations. Check out the project’s website and follow @travellingtale on Twitter. This post was cross-posted from Joel...

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How are you dealing with 21st Century Education and Technology Integration?
Katrin Barlsen

How are you dealing with 21st Century Education and Technology Integration?

By on Jun 27, 2017 in Announcements, Courses, Lifelong Learning | 0 comments

It is no secret, we are already living towards the end of the second decade of the 21st century. The terms “21st Century Education” and “Technology Integration” have been buzzing around for a while and you know that you, as an educator, need to be involved to stay relevant when it comes to transforming teaching and learning. The big question...

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If Students Learn How to Learn, How Do You Teach Your Subject?
Silvana Scarso

If Students Learn How to Learn, How Do You Teach Your Subject?

By on Jun 19, 2017 in Announcements, Lifelong Learning | 0 comments

If you think back to what made you become a teacher, most likely it was a need to infuse students with values and the passion for your subject. Together with this passion you have for your subject is an entire body of knowledge that you have. For you, this body of knowledge is where you draw inferences from and what helps you make sense of new information in your...

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