For ten years now, I've had the difficult job, probably my MOST difficult job, of leading a team of creatives. That team is a team of one. And, I am the team. I'm not boasting. I'm saying it like it is. In my past, I've had the pleasure of working with and leading teams. I've … Continue reading Leading Creatives and You’re a Sole Proprietor
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
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
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
That's right. I am standing in front of the multi diesel locomotive driven train we call STEM with my hand up saying, "Hold up a second." I know the lag time to come to a stop will be great and I risk being flattened. I have faith however, that the embedded systems we are attempting … Continue reading STEM ≠ Science, Technology, Engineering and Math
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?
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
By Mark T. Burke Monday morning. You go to your place of work. You prep for the day. You casually meet your fellow co-workers as they do the same. How are you thinking about your day? About your week? Do you start to think about all the "things" you have to do? File this. Submit … Continue reading Doers Unite…and Change!
By Mark T Burke Highly successful people have a clear compass that guides them forward. That compass is not only clear to them, but clear to others. It is visible, tangible, in sight at all times. Their beliefs and what they do each day, each minute, is manifest in a way that showcases the path … Continue reading Manifest Your Manifesto
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