Applying Thinking Patterns to Ethics Case Study Activity: Destructive Emotions Avoided

At PFEW 2018, I serve as a Company Advisor (CA). The program has an incredible history which means they have a well developed educational program for the students. With 447 students at this week's camp, a plan is certainly a necessity. As a CA, one of 23 other professionals, I join my peers in the … Continue reading Applying Thinking Patterns to Ethics Case Study Activity: Destructive Emotions Avoided

Project Management Isn’t About Tasks, It’s About Relationships

Crack open the PMBOK, the Project Management Book of Knowledge, and you'll learn a TON about Inputs and Outputs.  You'll learn about creating value for your stakeholders, with differing needs and priorities.  And you'll learn about process.  The process of Project Management (PM) often attracts people and more so organizations to the field of study.  … Continue reading Project Management Isn’t About Tasks, It’s About Relationships

Big Ideas, Micro-Learning

Supporting K-12 means my summers are busy. As schools and support organizations prepare for the upcoming academic year, they look to capture BIG ideas to share with staff, students and the community when they return.  The BIG ideas form frameworks for greater organizational goals.  Performance goals, cultural shifts, community building, Vision-Mission work, are great examples … Continue reading Big Ideas, Micro-Learning

Who’s On Your Thinking Team and How Do You Think?

Being a leader can be lonely.  Whether you're a "C" level administrator, Division Leader, General Manager or a Solo-preneur, you're expected to be a thinker.  Your day-to-day work places you in situations where solutions aren't "in the manual."  No, you must generate ideas and solve complex issues from original thought.  How do you do that?  … Continue reading Who’s On Your Thinking Team and How Do You Think?

Project Management: A New K-12 Core Subject

By Mark T. Burke Project Based Learning (PBL), Graduation Projects, team, short and long-term projects, these are all common educational frameworks in our K-12 schools.  I call them frameworks because they are more than "assignment types."  Yes, students are assigned projects.  But, those projects are not isolated activities.  They are connected (or should be) to … Continue reading Project Management: A New K-12 Core Subject

Instructional Design Model vs. Instructional Model

By Mark T Burke Over the past 20 years, I've consistently asked curriculum providers to share their Instructional Models.  With few exceptions, I get asked to clarify what I'm asking for.  Often an immediate response is "We use ADDIE" or some other in-house instructional design model.  It could be that knowing I have an instructional … Continue reading Instructional Design Model vs. Instructional Model