Why Your PD Program Sucks and How to Fix It

After working with over 60 districts and watching teachers complete over 100,000 lessons, we’ve learned that there are concrete, actionable steps you can take to increase the likelihood that your program succeeds. The great news is that it doesn’t require a lot of money and it doesn’t require active support from district leaders. The good news is that it requires a change in mindset and consistency. There is no bad news.

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The Scott Pilgrimage Project: Global Culture, Psychogeography and Gaming the City

At the peak of the Pokémon Go craze a magical thing happened: people started to connect with their cities. Packs of enthusiastic Pokémon hunters spread to every corner of the urban landscape and beyond in the hopes of catching that special virtual critter for their collection. The game tapped into our primal urge to hunt and gather and, for a time, completely altered and disrupted the tired patterns of how we interact with our cities and each other. Families spent time together in the great outdoors, people learned to walk again and, in an unexpected boon for citizenship, folks discovered public art, cafes, monuments, parks, and neighborhoods in their own cities.

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Introducing the OnEducation Blog!

If you listen to the podcast on a regular basis, you will hear us say all the time that one of the goals for OnEducation is to start a conversation. First and foremost we would like the podcast to be the start of a new community of teachers who are talking to us, and to each other, about the topics surrounding education today. We don't just say "Teachers, we need to talk" because its a catchy phrase (though it is!) we really think that teachers need to have a lot more "real talk" about what we do and how we do it.

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