May 18, 2017

The art and science of resiliency

By: Jan Bryan, Ed.D., Vice President, National Education Officer   The art “Artists, Gombrich reminds us, do not paint what they see, they see what they are able to paint. An empty mind sees nothing.” (Eisner, 2017) Resiliency, grit, and […]
April 27, 2017
Blended Learning

3 practical ideas to make blended learning work in your classroom

By: Jan Bryan, Ed.D., Vice President, National Education Officer   “To have a great idea, have a lot of them.” – Thomas A. Edison Creating a set of practical ideas begins with gathering a lot of ideas. Fortunately, ideas about […]
April 6, 2017

What is instructional convergence?

By: Jan Bryan, Ed.D., Vice President, National Education Officer   Introduction A recent superintendents’ summit in the Lower Hudson Valley of New York focused on digital convergence, which brings together existing district networks, hardware, and software for greater stability and […]
February 16, 2017

What does a great mathematician look like?

By: Jan Bryan, Ed.D., Vice President, National Education Officer   Perhaps a lot like you! Close your eyes—no, wait. Read the following questions and then close your eyes. Ask yourself, “What does a great mathematician look like?” Are you curious […]