Expect the unexpected...

When I arrived at ISANNELEADS today, I had two choices for my blog post:  I could submit my writing today or Friday; I have not received my Meyers-Briggs results yet, but I am going to go ahead and guess that I am going to fall into the “judging” category since I prefer to work ahead of deadlines.

What's Next?

During the four hour drive to the Tilton school I wondered what the agenda for ISANNEleads would look like. As a schedule-oriented person, I was apprehensive about a five day trip with no pre-set agenda that I could peruse and ponder over. Admin and colleagues who are ISANNEleads alum just kept telling me I’d have a great time, but wouldn’t really give me any true details. But as soon as I settled in I looked around and realized that it doesn’t matter what is on the agenda— it will all be marvelous and valuable. 

Jennifer S. Groff, Ed.M.

Jennifer is an educational engineer, researcher and designer, whose work focuses on redesigning learning experiences and environments through innovations, technologies and systems design. Currently, she is a doctoral student at the MIT Media Lab and the MIT Education Arcade and the co-founder of the Center for Curriculum Redesign—an international NGO dedicated to redesigning the general curricula for the 21st century.

Suzanne Fox

Suzanne Fox
President & Founder, Fox Intercultural Consulting

Edward P. Clapp, Ed. D.

Edward P. Clapp, Ed. D.

Edward P. Clapp, Ed. D.

Edward P. Clapp, Ed. D.

Edward P. Clapp, Ed. D.

Edward P. Clapp is a senior research manager and a member of the core research team working on the Agency by Design (AbD) initiative—an investigation of the promises, practices, and pedagogies of maker-centered learning—at Project Zero, an educational research center at the Harvard Graduate School of Education (HGSE).

Kate Stern

Our presenter for the day will be Kate Stern, the director of Bowdoin College's Resource Center for Sexual and Gender Diversity. Kate holds amaster's degree from the Harvard Graduate School of Education in Adolescent Risk and Prevention. She has over fifteen years of experience as a teacher and trainer working on issues related to gender, sexuality, identity and social justice. In 2000, she was hired by the Boston Public Schools to create a safe schools program for LGBTQ students.

Chuck Lawton

Chuck Lawton specializes in economic policy, fiscal impact studies and economic development strategy development. He has worked in private business, in state government and was a professor at the University of Maine at Farmington. He holds a Ph.D. degree from The Fletcher School at Tufts University and writes a weekly column on the Maine economy for the Maine Sunday Telegram. He was the project leader on all the TIF projects noted above, and has worked with state, municipal and business officials and organizations across the state.

Hans Mundahl

I've been an educator since 1995 when I first stepped into the classroom as a Fulbright exchange teacher in the former East Germany. Since then I've been an Outward Bound instructor, a teacher, tutor, admission officer, house head, evening administrator on duty and I ran the experiential learning program at New Hampton School for almost ten years.

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