An Education Rescue Kit
Figuring out how to educate youth during a pandemic is a complicated mess. Anyone recently thrust into the role as a homeschooler or is a teacher managing their own children's needs in addition to their classroom is acutely and painfully aware. Today, I'm going to...
Change Your World
Want to change the world? I have some bad news. It’s a lot of work! It’s also a lot of listening and loads of grace and patience with your change partners. If you are changing even those smallest parts of your world, there’s a good chance you are embarking on new...
Change Strategy, The First Step
It’s been a week since my last blog post and the world is still managing lots of change brought about by the pandemic. Organizations with rigid, less agile models are now finding that they can, in fact, be flexible when given no choice. And that my friends, brings us...
Watch me lead a group of dedicated youth workers through a service design sprint to connect students lacking access to technology to learning opportunities.
Why do you need an Innovation Hub?
Change is hard. So why do it? Why change and reimagine things like education and our current model for building a workforce? The fact that it has not adequately fed our local emerging industries and our shrinking number of people actually working, should give us all cause for alarm. Frankly, in today’s world, you need […]
Moving Forward to Grow Talent in Technology
Here’s the latest on our K-Career Technology Pipeline. This past October, we even took it up another notch and put everyone in the room together to hash out our local talent development issues in emerging industries. By everyone, I mean the Kentucky Department of Education was talking to industry leaders, secondary and higher education professionals and leaders, […]
Growing Talent – Understanding the Student Experience
As an experience designer, research that involves understanding and communicating the student journey is my favorite. In that journey are the key motivators and insights into student behavior. Surprisingly many tend to skip this research phase. I think this happens for a few reasons. One, we think we already know. Why ask when I can just assume? […]
Growing Talent – Starting the Conversation
When I received a last-minute invitation from our achool superintendent to attend a round table discussion with a local tech company, I had no idea what it was going to be about. As I approached the beautiful stone and glass office space with its lush and meticulously landscaped grounds, I wondered how our students would […]