teacher leadership

After returning from ISTE2014, my partner in crime, Minsoo Park and I were fired up.  We had gone in not knowing what to expect, but had some clear goals about what we wanted out of the conference.  The previous year was our building’s first attempt at beginning to integrate computational thinking and computer science building-wide for all students.  Despite tremendous staff  buy-in, the...
A group of disparate individuals, engaged in passionate discussion, sit leaning in, elbow to elbow, in a darkened bar with drinks in hand.  Many a revolution has started with that same picture right? CTRL-Shift (http://ctrlshift.mste.illinois.edu/), for me and for many others, has been just that: A revolution.  Begun by a group of local entrepreneurs and University professors, this social think...
Open ecosystems are writeable, remixable, hackable, open source, democratic, equitable, multimodal, are about agency, involve inquiry and listening and require being responsive to serendipity and coalition building. Paul Oh presents an Ignite on building open systems of teaching leadership at NCTE 2012 and shares examples of this work in the world, including: Teachers Teaching Teachers Coop...
Six months ago, I was so proud of myself for having eschewed Twitter for so long. As someone who was hesitant to create a Facebook page (but finally did), I made a solemn pledge that my digital social network would not go beyond that. After all, I'm too old to Tweet, and don't only famous people Tweet, anyway? Also, joining Twitter would add another "distraction" to the already long line of...
To support learning more about the ways that teachers lead in online public spaces in the context of an ethnographic research class I took last semester, I followed five of my colleagues, all writing project teacher-consultants, online for one month between September and October 2011 and then interviewed them about their work in November. I chose these specific teachers as they represented a...