May 18, 2017

The art and science of resiliency

By Jan Bryan, EdD, 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
Watercolor illustration of separated instructional groups

3 practical ideas to make blended learning work in your classroom

By Jan Bryan, EdD, 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 blended […]
April 6, 2017

What is instructional convergence?

By Jan Bryan, EdD, 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 2, 2017

The difference between proficiency and growth

By Jan Bryan, EdD, Vice President, National Education Officer Introduction This blog is rated PG for Proficiency and Growth. Readers are advised that the content of this blog is rigorously debated among noted experts and common understandings are yet to […]