Saw/heard some interesting stuff today. ¬†Here’s 3 blog, 3 resources, and 3 sources.

3 Blogs:

  • I Want to Teach Forever, Tom DeRosa’s blog (Chief of Staff at IDEA network in TX valley)
  • 21st Century Collaborative: blog site exploring, creating and modeling global connections as a powerful means to improving teaching and learning in the 21st Century.
  • Cooperative Catalyst: Passionate educators challenge one another to propose sustainable solutions and structures for re-imagining schools and education, supporting one another to enact and refine the ideas.

3 Resources:

  • CSM-Core Skills Mastery: wonky workforce skill builder that may have effective instructional engine
  • Common Core: rich instructional units that packed with OER could be cheap and effective
  • k12 Open Ed: Karen built a dictionary for tagging OER to the Core (somebody had to)

3 great sources

  • Matt Miller doing the DR show on MSNBC with Joel Klein
  • Public Impact on how great teachers make a difference, why current efforts to develop more will fall short, and how we should leverage the great teachers we have with schools that blend online and onsite learning
  • Dropout Nation: Rishawn Biddle keeps getting better

Thanks for the responses to OER Jobs and contracting opportunities. ¬† I’m excited about the potential of better organizing open content libraries and creating engaging secondary schools in the coming year.



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