ISKME Blogs

Andrea Saveri    January 26, 2016
While the real-time adrenalin and excitement of ISKME’s Big Ideas Fest 2015 have subsided, I wanted to share some personal take-aways about how to inspire collaboration to activate change in...
Amee Evans Godwin    September 01, 2015
A powerful shift is in progress where, increasingly, librarian expertise in inquiry, 21st learning skills, and information literacy is becoming critical to STEM learning and classrooms and to the...
Megan Simmons    October 29, 2015
I recently had an opportunity to catch up with a member of our BIFnik community, Chula Vista High Tech High Director, Lillian Hsu. Lillian attended Big Ideas Fest in 2014 along with three teachers...
Amee Evans Godwin    August 24, 2015
  An anchor text is the central text around which a lesson or unit is built. This may be, for example, a narrative piece, a data set, or an image. Students across disciplines engage with this...
Amee Evans Godwin    August 18, 2015
Try this teacher-created lesson on OER Commons: “Cross Curricular Approach to the Child Labor Practices of the 1800s and 1900s Industrial Revolution” Teachers embodying instructional leadership—this...
Andrea Saveri    June 26, 2015
We are pleased to announce the upcoming two-day Action Collab Facilitator Training, August 5th and 6th in San Francisco. This training is for those who want to learn how to facilitate design thinking...
Amee Evans Godwin    June 24, 2015
  ISKME’s “Teachers Advancing Common Core Learning” project addresses teachers’ familiarity with Common Core standards and multi-disciplinary learning through their collaborative authoring of...
Kendra Yee Cunningham    May 11, 2015
From children’s lunch boxes to online learning platforms for educators, user-centered design informs the products and services we engage with everyday. Kendra Cunningham, ISKME’s User Experience...
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...