ISKME In the News

Teacher takes home some Big Ideas
Half Moon Bay Review,   December 19, 2013

Randy Vail   Once again, I had the opportunity to attend the “Big Ideas Fest” here in Half Moon Bay (Review, Dec. 11). Sponsored by the Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education, the fest is one of the most enlightened education conferences in the United States and it’s right here in our own backyard.   The lineup...
Big Ideas Fest: Transforming Education in a Festival of Ideas
Civitas Learning Space,   December 18, 2013

Each December, education stakeholders gather at Half Moon Bay for a three-day immersion into creative collaboration with a goal to transform K-20 education. ISKME’s (The Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education) annual event Big Ideas Fest includes keynotes and RapidFire Talks with thought leaders hitting hard on important...
Education conference draws crowd
Half Moon Bay Review,   December 12, 2013

Nearly 200 from around world come for Big Ideas By Julia Reis    About 180 people turned out for the annual education conference known as Big Ideas Fest, held at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, and organized by the local education nonprofit Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management in Education. The four-day event drew...
Learning Labyrinth Provides Opportunity to Rethink Education and Conferences
Half Moon Bay Patch,   December 09, 2013

Freelance photographer and labyrinth builder Lars Howlett creates a path for conference attendees in Half Moon Bay to walk and listen to their own inner wisdom. Posted by Christa Bigue (Editor) , December 09, 2013 at 07:26 AM He's a freelance photographer and labyrinth maker. He's Lars Howlett, a former Half Moon Bay resident who...
Recap: The 2013 Big Ideas Fest
Kid Mob,   December 08, 2013

The KIDmob director trifecta took a little road trip down to Half Moon Bay to attend ISKME's (Institute for the Study of Knowledge Management) Big Ideas Fest this year. What a blast! We have been followers of the work of ISKME for quite a while now, even interviewing Samantha Meazell, Director of Training and Design, as a part of our annual...
Big Ideas Fest returns to Half Moon Bay
Half Moon Bay Review,   December 05, 2013

Big Ideas Fest, an annual gathering of educators, students, researchers and policymakers to discuss innovations in education, will convene at the Ritz-Carlton, Half Moon Bay, starting this afternoon. The four-day conference will kick off with an opening reception and dinner followed by a presentation from Shiza Shahid, one of two keynote speakers...
Big Ideas Fest 2013 | Half Moon Bay, California
Registration is now open,   December 04, 2013

Registration is now open for Big Ideas Fest 2013 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.   Big Ideas Fest's format includes RapidFire talks from leading innovators; interactive networking with education's movers and shakers; and Action...
Big Ideas Fest, in Half Moon Bay for Fifth Year, Focuses on Future of Education
Half Moon Bay Patch,   December 03, 2013

The annual conference brings together education stakeholders, including Hatch Elementary School teacher Abby Foster, to collaborate and design new ideas in learning. Students, teachers, administrators, faculty, researchers, entrepreneurs, and policymakers will converge at the Big Ideas Fest in Half Moon Bay on Wednesday,...
Why is There More Open Content for Math Than English?
Education Week,   September 11, 2013

By Tom Vander Ark on September 11, 2013    It is pretty easy to run a secondary school using open math content. There is Khan Academy, CK12, NROC, and more. But it seems to be harder to find open education resources (OER) in English language arts. "A big difficulty in finding OER Language resources has...
The selling of Open Educational Resources (OER)
Lisa Petrides, Ph.D.,   Open Source.com,   July 29, 2013

As a self-professed metadata geek, I’ve recently been participating in an online discussion about metadata and the Learning Registry. I have to say, it feels as if I’m on a merry-go-round that won’t stop, because for the past 10 years I’ve engaged in dozens if not hundreds of conversations about the use of OER (open education resources)...
QFI’s Open Education projects
Open Education Week,   March 10, 2013

QFI’s approach to Open Education is one that is driven by context, aimed at developing a learner-centered experience, one that is real, rich, and relevant to the world around us. QFI’s commitment to the Open Education movement provides opportunities to create social learning communities for educators, dedicated to resource discovery, standards...
The Power of Encouragement As a Force for Learning
Lisa Petrides, Ph.D.,   Huffington Post,   March 04, 2013

As an educator and founder of a nonprofit education institute, I believe, as does recent TED Prize winner, educator Sugata Mitra, that we are better off creating conditions to "let learning happen" rather than creating rigid structures that favor rote learning, teaching to tests, or standardized instruction.   In line with the principle that...