David Malan: Lessons for all of us from Harvard’s CS50: Accessibility, Rigor, and Community

David Malan: Lessons for all of us from Harvard’s CS50: Accessibility, Rigor, and Community

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Professor David Malan has developed CS50 at Harvard and Yale into one of the most popular courses on campus. While there is a face-to-face version, there are multiple online versions of the course taken by millions around the world. An important focus, of his course design, is creating a community for “collective accomplishment”. There are lessons to be applied from early elementary through university students. 

Interview with Michele Freed: Building Tools to Empower Educators and Learners

Interview with Michele Freed: Building Tools to Empower Educators and Learners

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Michele Freed, General Manager of Microsoft Education Experiences Group, Michelle leads one of the most creative teams in the world around designing new tools to help more students access and excel at learning.  My own mind has been blown many times while visiting Michelle’s team at Microsoft. I felt compelled to share some of that excitement with you.

Interview With Stacey Roshan: Online – High Levels of Success/Students Own Their Learning

Interview With Stacey Roshan: Online – High Levels of Success/Students Own Their Learning

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Stacey Roshan: Director of Innovation, Math Teacher, Bullis School, Potomac, Maryland

Stacey began teaching online years ago and has amazing lessons learned; practical inspiring stories from the field  I can proudly say I have met with Stacey’s students and I wrote the forward to Stacey’s new book, Tech with Heart: Leveraging Technology to Empower Student Voice, Ease Anxiety, & Create Compassionate Classrooms.

Interview with Jennifer Abrams: Making Meaning from COVID19 – Self Reflection

Interview with Jennifer Abrams: Making Meaning from COVID19 – Self Reflection

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Jennifer Abrams shares practical key insights into how we can all use this crazy time of Covid 19 to deepen our understanding of ourselves; knowing our identity, suspending certainty, taking responsibility, working interdependently, and building resiliency.  Jennifer is a long time colleague and friend whose work as a communications consultant is in demand around the world. Enjoy.

Interview with Dan Rothstein: The Most Important Change – Students Asking Meaningful Questions

Interview with Dan Rothstein: The Most Important Change – Students Asking Meaningful Questions

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Conversation with Dan Rothstein on teaching students the skill and fostering the confidence for asking more meaningful questions across all disciplines. My own sense is that the process Dan describes (QFT) is a prerequisite for teaching students to design the most effective searches on the web.  Dan is the co-author with Luz Santana of  “Make Just One Change: Teach Students to Ask Their Own Questions” and also the co-director of the Right Question Institute – https://rightquestion.org.

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