Category Archives: Education ideas

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STEAM takes shape at Drexel ExCITe Center

An overview of the STEAM Education Workshop at the Drexel ExCITe Center. Continue reading

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The Arts in STEAM-Thoughts after EduCamp STEAM

I attended my first EdCamp (http://edcampsteam.org/) this week in New Brunswick, NJ and was excited to participate in a conference devoted to STEAM topics.  For my work at SCH Academy and as a musician, I am trying to define the … Continue reading

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Computational Thinking

Computational Thinking http://www.iste.org/Libraries/CT_Documents/Computational_Thinking_Operational_Definition_flyer.sflb.ashx I came to ISTE this year wanting to understand how the Arts can truly become become a part of STEM (STEAM) after an ISTE official told me a few years ago that I should look into Computational … Continue reading

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Creativity and personalized learning-ISTE themes

Sir Ken Robinson started off the ISTE 2012 conference with two questions: What does it take to personalize learning? What are the roles of new technology? While his inquiry didn’t get far with the members of the panel, he was … Continue reading

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Rethinking Arts Education at ISTE

For an outline of the session that I presented with Karen Kolkka at ISTE 2010, see Jamie’s Blog at: http://artsinpa.blogspot.com/2010/06/sessions-from-iste2010.html

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The Differentiator at ISTE

Challenging the Gifted Student using Google Apps and Web 2.0 Chris Atkinson This was a resource sharing session and Chris went through how he uses a lot of cool tools.  List and his comments can be found here: http://docs.google.com/document/pub?id=1GnisZI3Dj-VZR6_jD1bgr3E4Uz4EM_0KCdpcb-wXIcY (Note: … Continue reading

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Supporting Innovation in Education

At a poster session at ISTE 2010, I was introduced to the Goldie Anna awards given out by the New York City Department of Education.  These awards are designed to identify innovative practices in the classroom that are then shared … Continue reading

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PD for Arts Educators

At ISTE I had the good fortune to speak with Jamie Kasper, the Fine Arts and Humanities Advisor at the PA Department of Education.  She and Mara Linaberger co-chair the Arts SIG and they are co-developers of a incredibly effective model … Continue reading

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School Reform with Chris Lehmann at ISTE 2010

Beyond Tools: Thoughtful 21st-Century School Reform Chris Lehmann, Science Leadership Academy They built Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia from the ground up and at first glance, they were tremendously successful in delivering a thoughtful, project based curriculum.  Chris was a … Continue reading

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Karen Cator at ISTE on Innovation and Excellence

OK, I’ll admit it-I am a big Karen Cator fan.  She is a 21st century learning pioneer and is now the Director of Educational Technology for the US Department of Education.  She was on a keynote panel discussing, “Innovation and … Continue reading

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