I was recently in Baltimore for the 70th Annual Meeting of the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE), with a team from the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College. We presented the work we are currently engaged in under the broad title of Reimagining the Role of the College of Education: One College’s Ongoing Story. Presenters included Carole Basile (speaking about the overall thrust of the College’s initiatives), Nicole Thompson (speaking of how we are reimagining teacher preparation) and yours truly (speaking of the community design labs and the work we are doing with school district partners). Brent Maddin could not make the meeting so his area (reimagining the educator work-force) was presented by Carole. The session was well attended and we got some good QnA at the end. This link provides a pdf version of the slides we presented.
Nature v.s. nurture, what are we missing
Jordy Whitmer over at the Birmingham School district forwarded me this link to this really cool video by George Kembel on Awakening Creativity. There is a lot in the video to ponder and discuss but I want to focus on something he said about music learning that really...