Which citizen participation/problem solving process has the better cost/benefit ratio for problem solving on a scale most of us have never known before?
We live in a time of unprecedented opportunities, in many ways created by the expansion of the Internet, and by electronic devices, communication satellites, etc which make it possible for information, knowledge and wisdom to be passed quickly to a broad range of international…Continue
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Eric captures the importance of the engaged citizenry we highlight in the CLE process.
This year I'll wrap up a decade as a trustee of the Seattle Public Library. Our board of five citizens has unusual authority. Appointed by the mayor, we are an independent operating body. The city council gives us a line in the budget, but how we spend those funds, on what programs, in what allocations across which neighborhoods, with what kinds of popular input, and under what policies --…Continue
Hope everyone is having a good time and great summer!!
I really miss talking with everybody and hope to share stories with everyone at the next CLE gathering!
But let everybody know what I've been doing more recently, here is the address to a facebook page I created that shows a collection of my Hats and the story and meaning behind them. Hope y'all get to check out the page and the Picture Stories I've got posted!
Much love and see all of you soon!…
Added by S. Kwesi Rollins on April 13, 2012 at 1:14pm — No Comments
An interesting article on how technology is transforming universities.
How can we creatively increase the ways we communicate in our network while maintaining a highly relational approach?
Added by Dale Nienow on March 30, 2012 at 8:09am — No Comments
Great article about a courageous girl who took a critical look at her own education and shared it with others in power. Unfortunately, it doesn't sound like those she shared it with knew how to react to her criticism in a positive way.
The article is called: "…Continue
This article appeared in the Seattle Time February 10, 2012. Based on the chart in image 3 on the right, the issue isn't unique to Seattle. Kudos to the Edgar Martinez Foundation for taking this on locally, and to the Community Learning Exchange partners for recognizing the issue on a national level.…Continue
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And it's all over but the shouting!
What an amazing event! Sorry for not getting back to blogging yesterday, was tied up with all the amazing travel and experiences. Sometimes you have to take off your writers hat and settle down as a participant.
So here we are: Sunday morning. Seeing people back to the airport, saying goodbye, planning for the next one.
Yesterday, we had some incredible site visits in San Marcos and Austin. Folks got the chance…Continue
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Begins with a breakfast taco and set up for the day.
Last night we had an amazing evening and it was great to see everyone talking and connecting even after the event. A few teams hit the town, some headed back to the hotel. Our local team closed up shop and debriefed about the day.
Sunrise this morning was excellent and I am anticipating a beautiful day to continue the work.
This morning we outlined the process and set the space. Dale and Monica…Continue
Here we are. An amazingly beautiful evening in San Marcos, Texas. Right on the main square.
After several months of planning and one hectic afternoon, we kick off the Central Texas CLE with a wonderful group of people from all across the country. This gathering we are representing 14 different sites and over 65 people. Some old friends, some new faces. Everyone here to experience and learn from one another.
That is what we must…Continue
Added by Lee Francis on January 5, 2012 at 6:21pm — No Comments
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In a Standardized Era, a Creative School Is Forced to Be More So
Cheryl Senter for The New York Times
Linda Rief says teachers' faith in themselves "has been turned aside" by standardized testing.
Published: October 30, 2011
DURHAM, N.H. — Every spring,…Continue
Added by Dale Nienow on November 1, 2011 at 8:34am — No Comments
This is a blog from Jessica Lipnack about leadership and the Occupy Wall Street movement. It offers some insights for the Community Learning Exchange network.
Tuesday, 18 October 2011
Occupying leadership #occupy
Without making the media the story here since the media has this recursive, repetitive pattern when it can't make sense of a story... a few words about leadership and Occupy.
Google "leadership occupy Wall Street" and you'll…Continue
Added by Dale Nienow on October 20, 2011 at 9:00am — No Comments
The National Opportunity to Learn Campaign (http://www.otlcampaign.org/) is hosting a national summit in Washington, DC Dec. 8-10, 2011. I plan to attend. This year's theme is one that many of you can relate to: Uniting Communities for Education Justice and Action. You can register for the summit at the following website: http://www.otlcampaign.org/summit
Added by S. Kwesi Rollins on October 17, 2011 at 11:01am — No Comments
I don't always agree with Merrow, but he tries to be fair (and balanced:). Anyway, he calls for "new narratives" so I had to share:
I hear folks on the right calling for vouchers. Hello, have they thought that through? And what about the lefties who want 'individual education plans' for ALL children? Hello, have they imagined what that could lead to? We desperately need a new narrative when we talk about public schools. My thoughts here:…Continue
The website of The Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization (IPCR) Initiative now has a Discussion Forum. The IPCR Discussion Forum can be accessed from any IPCR website page at www.ipcri.net and also at http://ipcrdiscussionforum.proboards.com/index.cgi . The Discussion Forum is from ProBoards (at www.proboards.com ). The…Continue
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In a previous post titled “Draft ‘IPCR Critical Challenges Assessment 2011’—Sharing Table of Contents, Seeking Input (July 6, 2011, at the Interfaith Peacebuilding and Community Revitalization (IPCR) Initiative website, and other sites), I provided some information about my current project (“IPCR Critical Challenges Assessment 2011”). While there is still much work left to do to realize the potential of this project, one section is close enough to completion to share (Section 3 “The…Continue
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