Category Archives: Leadership Forum

Connecting: Rigor and Relevance

by Paige Kuni Johnson
October 7, 2009

This post originally appeared on the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age blog.   Recently, at a conference on education reform, I heard a state superintendent from one of the country’s highest performing states share a comment I found concerning. He said he believed there would be a tension between … 







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Education 1.0 and the Desire to Upgrade

by Scott Traylor
October 6, 2009

This post originally appeared on the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age blog. A new high school is being built near my office. The old high school had served its function well over time, but in recent years the level of maintenance necessary to keep the school functioning translated into … 







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Literacy 2.0: The Potential and the Pitfalls

by Lisa Guernsey
October 5, 2009

This post originally appeared in the Breakthrough Learning in a Digital Age blog.   A young girl, age 5, sits down at her family’s computer and logs into Webkinz with some help from her mother. She’s got a plush toy on her lap. It’s a Clydesdale horse named Mirabelle who, … 







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Sesame Street at 40: A Revolution in Early Learning Embraces the Digital Age

by Gary E. Knell
September 29, 2009

An article ran in the New York Times the morning after the 61st Primetime Emmy awards titled “Television Thanks You for Watching.” The article punctuates a theme throughout the broadcast of comments alluding to the shift of notable programming to cable networks and other media platforms. The television community is clearly seeing a … 







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