April 30, 2017

September CLN Webinar- Learning Through Simulations with Mike Vaughan

View the recorded version of the September 17th webinar conversation about learning through simulations with Mike Vaughan, Director of Regis Company. Topics the webinar explores include: experiential learning; reflection and learning; 21st century skills; simulation design; leadership and learning.

The Tipping Point to Personal Learning – Part 2

According to the authors of the book Disrupting Class, the theory of disruptive innovation predicts the end of schooling as we know it within ten years. Well, at least the beginning of the end. (fn 8) Inquiring minds may want to know what educational forms will replace schooling. In this post I’m going to describe what […]

May CLN Webinar- Engaged Teaching

View the recorded webinar conversation about Engaged Teaching with Mark Wilding, Executive Director of PassageWorks Institute and a postgraduate instructor in leadership and systems thinking. Based on years of teaching, leadership development, and work with thousands of educators, Mark writes that “Engaged Teaching is about re-integrating a fragmented view of education that often separates social and emotional learning […]

March CLN Webinar with Rick Freehling

CLN’s monthly webinars are recorded for convenient viewing.   Rick Freehling (Critical Thinking & Reasoning/Economics & Globalization Teacher and Department Chair for the 21st Century Program at Harrison High School) will lead the conversation on creating and running a school devoted to learning for the 21st century.  Now in its fifth year, Harrison’s 21st Cenury Program focuses on critical thinking and construction of knowledge in a […]

Multiverse Learning

Tomorrow, I have the good fortune to get 15-20 minutes of time to talk with the participants at the Teacher-Librarian Day (TLD) sponsored by Teaching with Primary Sources (TPS) at Metro State in Denver (or whatever the current name of that university is). TLD2012. Thank you, Peggy O’Neill-Jones and TPS staff! I’m using this post […]

New Targets, New Approaches?

In Colorado Springs School District 11, the school board has adopted the ACHIEVE profile of a high school graduate. It’s D11’s take on the traits and skills necessary for a person to thrive in the 21st Century. The profile is a good target. C21L worked with the district on refining the ACHIEVE model and thinking […]

Learning In and For the 21st Century

A couple of weeks ago I attended/observed an excellent daylong professional learning day at Flagstaff Academy, a charter K8 in Longmont, Colorado. The title for the day was “EdTech 2010: Filling in the GApps.” Session topics included how to use GoogleDocs, how to use Google Forms, how to create a class website (on, you guessed […]