December 14, 2017

New book on student talent and expertise

By Gene Kerns, EdD, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer I’m thrilled to announce the release of my new book, Unlocking Student Talent: The New Science of Developing Expertise. As the chief academic officer at Renaissance, one of my top […]
August 22, 2017

Making plans for SXSWedu® 2018

By Gene Kerns, EdD, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer It’s that time of the year again. Schools around the nation are starting back up, summer is dwindling, and SXSWedu PanelPicker® voting is officially open. SXSWedu®, an offshoot of SXSW […]
July 13, 2017

Personalized learning: Innovation? Or mere invention?

By Gene Kerns, EdD, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer   Time will tell… I believe that one of the most useful definitions of innovation comes from the US Department of Education. It’s a particularly good definition because it considers […]
June 22, 2017
Woman reading outside

The 2 things educators should read this summer

By Gene Kerns, EdD, Vice President and Chief Academic Officer Introduction As many of us prepare for summer reading, I have been asked once again to make some recommendations. The list we compiled last year remains relevant, but I would […]