Archive of 2013 August

50th anniversary of MLK’s “I have a dream” speech

on August 30th, 2013 in Blog by | No Comments

I watched and listened to much of the event honoring the 50th anniversary of Dr. King’s “I have a dream speech.” It was inspiring and prompted me to watch the entirety of Dr. King’s speech again. We hear the sound bytes from the speech often enough, but listening, really listening,…

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Back to School and Out in the World

on August 30th, 2013 in Blog by | No Comments

Pictured:  Finn 3rd Grade, Jocie 1st Grade, Whitman and Beckett Kindergarten This is the first year that all of my children are in school.  I think that Beckett, returning from his first day of kindergarten, summed it up for all of us when he said:  “Best day ever!” Sometimes as…

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Leadership and Implementation: A Collaborative Inquiry Protocol

on August 20th, 2013 in Leadership Development by | No Comments

West Wind Education Policy Inc. originally developed this Collaborative Inquiry Protocol to guide our consultations on racial equity in K–12 public education. We have since customized the protocol for specific audiences, including those working on educator evaluation system redesign and—here—those using implementation science to support their work. To continue reading,…

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Quick Scan: Resources for Designing, Implementing, and Sustaining Online Communities of Practice

on August 15th, 2013 in Online Collaboration by | No Comments

West Wind conducted a quick scan of the field to find information for the 2013 Global Implementation Conference about the use of social media in support of online communities of practice (CoPs). The following scan was prepared by Deb Hansen. This scan is not intended to be an exhaustive review…

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Learning a New Skill

on August 5th, 2013 in Blog by | No Comments

Learning a new skill, even if it is a hobby, can inform your thinking about the learning conditions adults need to be successful. Please view my video blog about learning a new skill and my reflections on learning conditions for teachers and school leaders. Leave a comment, if you would…

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