Beyond the Walls

How would you define beyond the walls? What does it really mean to go beyond the walls ? What’s the purpose for students? Should we go out with the intention to create partnerships or just allow things to bubble up naturally and organically? These were the questions the Learning Design Team at VERSO set out […]

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A World Gone S.O.F.T.

The value capital isn’t in the ideas, but what you can implement. First off, let me first clarify this SOFT acronym and provide you with a bit of context. Taken from the following book, written by David Price, Open: How We’ll Work Live and Learn in the Future, David strings together this fitting acronym. Sharing […]

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A Message Of Feeling

“We are a world dying under anesthesia, for lack of authentic experience, authentic connection with the living world out of which we came.” “What we have to do is feel our dilemma.” Terence McKenna comments on the ecological crisis we find ourselves in. Listen below Part of our Promethean and godlike aspiration to the control […]

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無爲

“It would be better doing nothing than to interfere with the system of relations that exist.” – Alan Watts     Wu wei  (無爲) is a concept literally meaning non-action, non-doing or non-forcing. Wu wei emerged in the Spring and Autumn period to become an important concept in both Taoism and Chinese statecraft.   In the […]

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Google Trainer – Do’s & Dont’s: Application & Video

Interested in becoming a Google for Education Certified Trainer? Below is a  step by step guide on what to do. Do’s 1st. Google Certified Educator Level 1 Exam   2nd  Complete the Google Certified Educator Level 2 Exam  3rd. Complete the Google for Education Skills Assessment  Complete the Google Certified  Trainer Video  Your action steps: Film your video […]

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Highly Functional & Dysfunctional Teams

It’s that time of year again, when educators around the world head back into the classroom and the rolodex of educational terms seemingly grows and grows. Phrases like “unpack” “wonderings” “core values” “leaner agency” (& the most recent one I’ve come across “sharenting”.. that’s right, “sharenting,”) grace the likes of Twitter feeds and stickie notes […]

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As the dust settles…

I was surprised, as always, by how easy the act of leaving was, and how good it felt. The world was suddenly rich with possibility. “What is that feeling when you’re driving away from people and they recede on the plain till you see their specks dispersing? – it’s the too-huge world vaulting us, and […]

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Design Thinking in the Classroom

What is design thinking? Design thinking is an innovative problem-solving process rooted in a set of skills. The approach has been around for decades, but it only started gaining traction outside of the design community after the 2008 Harvard Business Review article [subscription required] titled “Design Thinking” by Tim Brown, CEO and president of design company IDEO. […]

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