Saturday, July 21, 2007

The Architects of Change

Dr. Monty Selby sang that at the High Schools New Face Conference in the state of New York. We are at the edge of a paradigm shift, but hasn't every era felt that way?
The skills of experiencing the world, collaborating with others, & solving problems not yet thought of will be crucial to the survival of our students.
In his song, Dr. Selby points out that we hold power to create in our hands, we have a mission to embrace, we must be forward looking and we must become the architects of change. All very true.
Let's get on with it then.
One of those who is getting on with it is Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach. She incorporated an international VOIP activity into one of her workshops. Always on the cutting edge, Sheryl fearlessly used software most of us were unfamiliar with while behind a firewall herself. Despite many technical issues, those workshop attendees had (as I think Sheryl put it) their socks knocked off.
Sheryl is one of those leaders about whom Dr. Selby sang. She is literally cutting a swath through our societies' educational mess, embracing the web 2.0 mission, & creating a blueprint for the rest of us to follow. She is indeed an architect of change.
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2 comments:

Mr Harrington said...

Excellently put Lisa - You have captured the essence of the whole thing in a wonderfully concise post.

:) Paul

Sheryl Nussbaum-Beach said...

Thank you Lisa. How kind. If you would like to know more about this workshop I wrote about it on techLearning at
http://www.techlearning.com/blog/2007/07/pd_20_its_all_about_building_c.php