ISKME In the News

Schools Maximize Free Content
District Administration,   February 1, 2016

When Tullahoma City Schools administrators started shopping for new social studies textbooks in 2013, they were disappointed to find only a few options aligned to the new Tennessee state standards. Rather than wait for newer textbooks to be released, the district embarked on the ambitious project of creating its own.
What's After Next?
Advancing Philanthropy,   January 15, 2016

Being innovative is the must-have quality of any successful leader in the competitive for-profit sector, but that attribute is generally not mentioned as often with regard to those who lead nonprofit organizations. Maybe that is beginning to change. 
A NOTE FROM EDUCATION REIMAGINED: Refections from the Big Ideas Fest
Educaton Reimagined,   December 18, 2015

Dear Pioneers,  Last week, I had the opportunity to be in attendance at the Big Ideas Fest (BIF) in San Jose, California. This gathering, now in its 7th year, brought together 175 curious practitioners and innovators in the field of education for an immersive design-thinking professional learning experience.   What struck me most about...
Big ideas Fest é inspiração do começo ao fim
Instituto Educadigital,   December 14, 2015

Evento anual de Design Thinking na educação realizado na Califórnia, fala de disrupção no conteúdo e na organização e evidencia o desgaste dos formatos tradicionais Por Priscila Gonsales Imagine reunir mais de uma centena e meia de educadores em um único evento cujo tema é “desenhando o futuro da educação” de forma que todos...
Big Ideas Fest 2015 + #dtk12chat = my brain exploding
New Teaching New Learning,   December 3, 2015

I am exhausted beyond belief and completely out of my gourd psyched to be attending my second ISKME Big Ideas Fest (#bif2015) this week in sunny, if not exactly warm, San Jose, CA. We're only about four hours into the event and already my poor, travel-weary brain is exploding with thoughts, ideas, and schemes. I've met...
School Librarians Team Up With Teachers to Create Freely Available STEM Lessons
Education Week,   September 3, 2015

School librarians and STEM teachers in seven New Hampshire school districts are working together to co-plan and share lessons as part of a program aimed at bridging the gap between librarians—and the resources they have access to—and STEM teachers, who are increasingly tasked with focusing on literacy in their classrooms. Read More.
Action Collab Facilitator Training, April 27-28
April 27, 2015 - April 28, 2015

We are pleased to announce the upcoming two-day Action Collab Facilitator Training, April 27th and 28th in San Francisco. The Facilitator Training includes: First-hand experience participating in an Action Collab process In-depth introduction to the process framework and rationale Improv exercise instructions and practice Approach for framing...
The William and Flora Hewlett Foundation’s OER Grantees Meeting 2015
March 24, 2015 - March 27, 2015

Cavallo Point Lodge, Fort Baker, in Sausalito, CAEvent InformationThe OER Grantees meeting begins at 4:00 p.m. on Tuesday, March 24, and ends after lunch at 1:00 p.m. on Friday, March 27.Venue InformationThe meeting will take place at the historic Cavallo Point Lodge, Fort Baker, in Sausalito, California (601 Murray Circle, Fort Baker, Sausalito,...
The University of Nairobi enhances education for all with Open Educational Resources
UNESCO,   March 10, 2015

UNESCO supported the University of Nairobi, Kenya, to transform four courses from static text into dynamic online learning materials and released with an open license that allows users to freely and legally access, use, and adapt the materials. The courses are hosted on [ISKME's] OER Commons Platform.
Big Ideas Fest 2014 — Innovating around education
Not So Distant Future,   February 16, 2015

Technolibrarian Carolyn Foote shares her experience and her takeaways from ISKME's Big Ideas Fest.   Big Ideas Fest is a unique conference.   When I first saw tweets about it, even the name intrigued me.   Who wouldn’t want to talk about the big ideas? More workshop than conference, actually, it allows attendees...
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...