ISKME In the News

Conference focuses on bringing Big Ideas home
Half Moon Bay Review,   December 31, 2014

Some big ideas start small. This year's Big Ideas Fest focused on "Education Innovation for a Small Planet," and it was a little different from previous years. Located here in Half Moon Bay, the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education deserves praise, not just for embracing change, but for embodying it. Many changes were small...
QFI Teacher Sanaa ElKhattabi reflects on her trip to Big Ideas Fest
http://qfi.org/blog/qfi-teacher-sanaa-elkhattabi-reflects-on-her-trip-to-big-ideas-fest/,   December 30, 2014

QFI is a proud sponsor of Big Ideas Fest at Half Moon Bay. Big Ideas Fest is a unique three-day immersion into collaboration and design with a focus on modeling cutting-edge thinking in K-20 education. QFI sent five Arabic teachers from across the US; Alexander Porcelli, Sanaa Elkhattabi, Hayley Smith, Belal Joundeya and Fadi...
ISKME to Manage National Science Digital Library
NCAR UCAR,   December 16, 2014

Originally released by NCAR/UCAR Atmos NewsCONTACTS FOR THIS RELEASEDavid Hosansky, Head of Media Relations303-497-8611Bob Henson, Media Relations303-497-8605Sylvia Paull, ISKME Media Relations510-388-8932BOULDER -- Management of the National Science Digital Library (NSDL) is being transferred this month from the University Corporation for...
Big Ideas Fest returns to Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay Review,   December 05, 2014

Big Ideas Fest, a three-day event hosted by the local Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, is returning to the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, Sunday through Dec. 10. The conference focuses on opportunities for innovation and cutting-edge thinking in education. At the end of the event, organizers recognize an individual with...
Achieve Posts 50th Common Core-Aligned Lesson through EQuIP Initiative
Achieve,   October 28, 2014

           FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:MEDIA CONTACT: Chad Colby (202) 419-1570, ccolby@achieve.org NEWS STATEMENT Achieve Posts 50th Common Core-Aligned Lesson through EQuIP Initiative  50 Exemplar or Exemplar If Improved Lessons and Units are Now...
LRMI Implementation Case Study: ISKME OER Commons
Open World,   October 03, 2014

LRMI Implementation Case Study: ISKME OER Commons Posted on October 3, 2014 by lornamcampbell Co-authors & Project Team: Michelle Brennan, OER Information Services Manager; Lisa Petrides, CEO ISKME.
15 OER Tools for Educators
eSchool News,   July 15, 2014

Below you’ll find great sources for K-12 OER.  This is just a sampling of the OER tools available. Do you have a favorite OER tool or guide that isn’t listed here? Let us know in the comments section below. 1. OER CommonsOpen Educational Resources (OER) are teaching and learning materials that you may freely use and reuse, without charge...
How Educators Teach Each Other
PCMA Convene,   May 31, 2014

Six years ago,  the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) created Big Ideas Fest (BIF), a three-day conference that brings together about 200 stakeholders in the world of education — teachers, students, administrators, researchers, and policymakers. (The 2015 meeting will be held in December in San Jose,...
State Department Expands Access to Open Educational Resources in the Middle East and North Africa
U.S. Department of State, Office of the Spokesperson,   March 13, 2014

The U.S. Department of State is sponsoring a special exchange program on Open Educational Resources (OER) for education leaders in the Middle East and North Africa. Open Educational Resources are publically available course syllabi and materials, modules, textbooks, streaming videos, tests, software, and any other tools or techniques. OERs...
QFI & ISKME lead SEC workshops in Doha
Gulf Times,   February 18, 2014

On February 16-17, 2014 in Doha, Qatar, Qatar Foundation International (QFI) and the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education (ISKME) teamed up with education specialists at Qatar’s Supreme Education Council (SEC) for a two-day Action Collab workshop attended by 30 SEC educators, to address today’s most pressing education...
Meet Innovators and Educators from Qatar
QFI The Official Blog,   February 06, 2014

On December 9, 2013, QFI’s OER Fellows participated in an International Math Collaboration OER Training put on by ISKME in Half Moon Bay, Calif. The one-day training gave math teachers from the Middle East and US the opportunity to share best practices for innovative math teaching and to collaborate to create new curriculum. The goal of the...
Three Big Ideas From ISKME’S Big Ideas Fest
Next Generation Learning Challenges,   January 09, 2014

Holly Morris January 08th, 2014 Spending four days at the ISKME Big Ideas Fest was the perfect prelude to the New Year with all its resolutions and planning. Big Ideas Fest convenes education stakeholders including teachers, policy makers, researchers, eduprenuers, students, and funders and engages them in imagining complete redesigns for...