Keep the Dialogue Going
I didn't anticipate writing all week about leadership,
technology, and change but I am glad things turned out that way. It caused me to challenge and stretch my own
thinking. I hope it did the same for
you. These types on conversations
between tech educators and administrators don't occur as often as they
should. I challenge you to continue this
dialogue with school leaders about technology, change, and the learning
experiences our students really need. As
NCLB goes for reauthorization next year, make your voice heard with your state
and federal legislators. It is
I came across an exciting example of a digital
superintendentwho is still leading on the cutting edge. I think you will find the district structures
and focus compelling.
Thank you, Scott, for allowing me to blog this week. It was a pleasure!
A closing thought:
"This is not the end. It is not even the beginning of the end. But it is, perhaps, the end of the beginning." - Winston
Posted by Steve Poling.
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- Patients from low-income neighborhoods are most at risk of negative health impacts.
- Thankfully, health care professionals are not alone. Upstreamism is increasingly part of our cultural consciousness.
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- The goal for the researchers is not to create life but lifelike machines.
- The researchers were able to program metabolism into the material's DNA.
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- The story we read about in the news? Their drain on social services like Social Security and Medicare.
- But increased longevity is a cause for celebration, says Ashton Applewhite, not doom and gloom.
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