Soliciting submissions for new P-12 technology leadership research award
We are soliciting submissions for a new award
honoring the best research article of the year related to P-12 technology leadership issues. The article
may be published or unpublished, empirical or conceptual, but must be of
publishable quality in a peer-reviewed academic journal and must pertain to P-12 school technology leadership,
administration, and/or policy
. Professors, graduate students, and other
researchers in educational leadership,
educational policy, instructional technology, and other fieldsare
encouraged to submit any article written or
publishedbetween August 1, 2006 and August 1, 2007. This award is
co-sponsored by the UCEA
Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education
(CASTLE)and the UCEA
School Technology Leadership SIG.
The award recipient will be formally recognized at a
brief ceremony during CASTLE's session at this year's UCEA convention in Alexandria, VA. The
awardee also will receive a plaque and $250 toward conference travel or other
expenses. Submissions will be reviewed anonymously by a five-person committee of
professors and practitioners. Articles should be submitted as e-mail attachments
to Dr. Scott McLeod, Director of CASTLE, email@example.com no later than
August 24, 2007.
Applicants will be notified of their status by September 15, 2007.
Please contact Dr.
McLeodif you have any questions about this
award. Feel free to pass this notice on to additional listservs and other
entities that may be interested.
Step inside the unlikely friendship of a former ACLU president and an ultra-conservative Supreme Court Justice.
- Former president of the ACLU Nadine Strossen and Supreme Court Justice Antonin Scalia were unlikely friends. They debated each other at events all over the world, and because of that developed a deep and rewarding friendship – despite their immense differences.
- Scalia, a famous conservative, was invited to circles that were not his "home territory", such as the ACLU, to debate his views. Here, Strossen expresses her gratitude and respect for his commitment to the exchange of ideas.
- "It's really sad that people seem to think that if you disagree with somebody on some issues you can't be mutually respectful, you can't enjoy each other's company, you can't learn from each other and grow in yourself," says Strossen.
- The opinions expressed in this video do not necessarily reflect the views of the Charles Koch Foundation, which encourages the expression of diverse viewpoints within a culture of civil discourse and mutual respect.
Learn how to redesign your job for maximum reward.
- Broaching the question "What is my purpose?" is daunting – it's a grandiose idea, but research can make it a little more approachable if work is where you find your meaning. It turns out you can redesign your job to have maximum purpose.
- There are 3 ways people find meaning at work, what Aaron Hurst calls the three elevations of impact. About a third of the population finds meaning at an individual level, from seeing the direct impact of their work on other people. Another third of people find their purpose at an organizational level. And the last third of people find meaning at a social level.
- "What's interesting about these three elevations of impact is they enable us to find meaning in any job if we approach it the right way. And it shows how accessible purpose can be when we take responsibility for it in our work," says Hurst.
Erik Verlinde has been compared to Einstein for completely rethinking the nature of gravity.
- The Dutch physicist Erik Verlinde's hypothesis describes gravity as an "emergent" force not fundamental.
- The scientist thinks his ideas describe the universe better than existing models, without resorting to "dark matter".
- While some question his previous papers, Verlinde is reworking his ideas as a full-fledged theory.
TuSimple, an autonomous trucking company, has also engaged in test programs with the United States Postal Service and Amazon.
PAUL RATJE / Contributor
- This week, UPS announced that it's working with autonomous trucking startup TuSimple on a pilot project to deliver cargo in Arizona using self-driving trucks.
- UPS has also acquired a minority stake in TuSimple.
- TuSimple hopes its trucks will be fully autonomous — without a human driver — by late 2020, though regulatory questions remain.