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An Education Rescue Kit

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

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

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...

Change Strategy

Change Strategy

Watch me lead a group of dedicated youth workers through a service design sprint to connect students lacking access to technology to learning opportunities.

One of the Why’s for the Paducah Innovation Hub

Change is hard. So why do it? Why change and reiamgine our current model for building workforce in our community? Other than the fact that it is not adequately feeding our local emerging industries, I would say because in today’s world, you need more than an education. You need purpose, skills, and experience all being […]

The Paducah Innovation Hub Project

It is with great pleasure that I present this short clip that captures the efforts of two plus years of design work with the Paducah Public Schools. I love a good story and the guys at Emerging Media Productions were gracious to help with my tight timeline. I also am indebted to our industry partners who […]

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? […]

Schools and Strategy – Playing to Win

When I first started thinking about the strategy of schools, I was reading A.G. Lafley’s Playing to Win. I hadn’t really thought of a school district as needing to win per se. I thought schools were on a mission for equity and touted that “everyone is a winner and capable of excellence” kind of stuff. […]