If you have a second, we’d love your vote. The Third Teacher+ team was invited to team up on a wonderful project – The Salamander Project – as part of the LA2050 Initiative in Los Angeles with Green Dot Public Schools and the amazing No Right Brain Left Behind design team. Today is the last day of voting for the team [...]
The Third Teacher+ team was delighted to recently be able hold a workshop called “Hack Class: Shape your Ecology, Empower Learning” at the annual South By Southwest Edu conference — aka SXSWedu – in Austin, TX with our friends from Edutopia (aka (the George Lucas Educational Foundation). Note: Additional details of our SXSWedu presentation can be found at this link. The goal was [...]
Congrats to our very own Melanie Kahl who has just written a piece — “Recasting Teachers and Students as Designers” | MindShift — connecting design methodologies with 21st century teaching / leaning practices in “MindShift”, the well-respected education innovation focused blog. “…the magic of design in a learning setting results in empowerment that emanates from [...]
Daphne Koller is doing some exciting work and encouraging universities to put their most intriguing courses online for free – not just as a service, but as a way to research how people learn. Each keystroke, comprehension quiz, peer-to-peer forum discussion and self-graded assignment builds and unprecedented pool of data on how knowledge is processed [...]
I’m very much looking forward to the new exhibit opening at the Museum of Modern Art titled, “Century of the Child: Growing by Design, 1900-2000,” a big, wonderful show at the Museum of Modern Art, which examines the intersection of Modernist design and modern thinking about children. One of the questions the exhibit poses is [...]
I can’t wait to spend time with the Public Workshop crew next week in Chicago building with some empowered teen women in Roseland. If you have a few minutes, check out Alex and his team’s work activating teens and communities at the Public Workshop Facebook page. The D2Femme Community Design Leadershiop Boot Camps they hold [...]
It’s fascinating to see how a K-4 teacher has sparked a grassroots effort to develop a STEM lab in his school … and how rigorously he is archiving the process / intention, too. I absolutely love how he’s embracing “design” as a way to pull this off, too. Here’s a link to his blog where [...]
I recently learned of this fascinating project being run and organized by three teachers in an effort to launch a new school. Here’s an overview and a video I’d encourage you to watch. “On September 4, 2012, three experienced teachers will launch The Odyssey Initiative, an expedition across the 50 states to observe, document and [...]
I absolutely loved reading this feature on Alex Gilliam of Public Workshop. This quote really stood out for me. Q. What is the biggest challenge you have overcome? A. “Convincing people that young adults can play transformative roles in the design and making of our cities. I still do this every day.” This is a [...]
Education Week posted a strong piece that dives into the Finnish education system and the environments and designs that support it. One quotation in particular really resonated with me… “every single detail has a meaning, has a purpose…because all of these designs have been done in collaboration with the teachers and the principal and the [...]
Susan Welker, AIA - 18 May 2013
Exactly! I did research during my Masters in Architecture about how more w...
Yen Cao - 15 May 2013
Way to go Brian! Congrats.
Air Monitoring - 15 May 2013
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Don Wesley - 14 May 2013
Sara: What an honor, and so well deserved! You have always been a very sp...
Bob Farwell - 13 May 2013
Sara: Congratulations! I have always been impressed by your talents,work e...