ISKME Blogs

  ISKME’s “Teachers Advancing Common Core Learning” project addresses teacher isolation by building networks of collaborators. The project is part of the Teacher Practice Networks Initiative,...
Andrea Saveri    March 24, 2015
“In the future I am going to do something that scares me more often.”    -Prior Big Ideas Fest 2014 ParticipantReflections like the one above are what keep me coming back every year as a...
ISKME    February 09, 2015
We’ve built in “improv"–the improvisational method of achieving cooperation–into the DNA of Action Collabs that we offer at ISKME. Most recently, a writer from San Francisco’s KQED Mind/Shift...
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Talk about Big Ideas Fest success stories. Ashanti Branch walked off the stage at Big Ideas Fest 2014 and onto the stage at Sundance Film Festival in early 2015, where he premiered his documentary,...
The scientist is not a person who gives the right answers; he's the one who asks the right questions. - Claude Lévi-Strauss Do you remember studying genetics in school? Perhaps you built a double...
ISKME and 23andMe invite educators to submit their ideas for ways to study life and social sciences using their own personal genetic information. Ten winners will be selected to receive 23andMe kits...
Julie Atkins    November 23, 2014
People leave Big Ideas Fest with lots of new ideas. They also leave with experiences that impact their work and their lives. Past participants keep us abreast of new insights they’ve gained into...
Julie Atkins    November 03, 2014
We are excited that past participant Thomas Voden (Associate Professor of Mathematics and STEM Grant Director at Glendale Community College) will be returning to Big Ideas Fest this year as an Action...
Julie Atkins    October 16, 2014
I’m part of a Facebook group titled “I worked for MTV when it was cool to work for MTV.” It’s fun to reminisce about riding the elevators with Kurt Loder (shorter than you might expect) and Cindy...
Julie Atkins    October 14, 2014
We love it when educators come to Big Ideas Fest for the first time. It’s even more exciting when they come back year after year. Ainsley Lamberton (Administrative Director, Office of the VP and...