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Keeping Students Central – VOISE Academy

This morning, several colleagues and I had the opportunity to visit a Chicago school that is working diligently to offer their students a unique and meaningful learning experience.  Virtual Opportunities Inside a School Environment Academy High School (VOISE) is located about five miles west of downtown Chicago in the Austin neighborhood.  VOISE Academy utilizes a … Continue reading

You call that innovative?!

This week I am going to be traveling around the Midwest and East Coast, with several colleagues, visiting schools that utilize a blended learning (or hybrid) model of educating their students. This is in preparation for our launch of a hybrid program (see Virtual School Experience) that will eventually lead–we hope–to a paradigm shift at … Continue reading

Technology Is Not THE Answer

For some time now, I have been considering a Tweet I read while at a recent technology conference.  The gist of the comment was that technology is not a tool, it is an experience that will lead to student success.  Technology is not a tool?  I would argue that technology is exactly that…a tool…a powerful … Continue reading

Twitter: A Virtual Documentary

Each time a man stands up for an ideal, or acts to improve the lot of others, or strikes out against injustice, he sends forth a tiny ripple of hope… and crossing each other from a million different centers of energy and daring those ripples build a current that can sweep down the mightiest walls … Continue reading

Twitter: Perpetual Professional Development

Magic markers, butcher paper and Post-It notes.  In combination with poor professional development planning, they are enough to strike fear into the heart of the most dedicated educator.  All too often, these are the tools for a “one-size-fits-all” training session–frequently involving the creation of a goofy diagram, or poster, for presentation to other trainees. For … Continue reading

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