Weeknote 4th July 2014

Where?

This week I’ve been in London.

What?

  • Meeting my new director at Nesta Sylvia Lowe, and discussing where all my projects are up to.
  • Attending the Teacher Development Trust 2nd birthday celebration at the House of Lords. It was great to catch up with quite a few people I know through twitter, and to celebrate their success in encouraging CPD.
  • Meeting Bryan Mathers from City & Guilds to talk about future directions in assessment.
  • Updating Geoff Mulgan our chief executive on our education projects and future directions.
  • Workshopping Nesta’s values as part of an ongoing process to develop how we define and communicate what we do.
  • Organising visits to Visible Classroom schools to collect some video interviews with teachers about the project.
  • Researching and reading up on measuring education outcomes outside of standardised testing.
  • Planning an article for an interesting publication ARK schools are putting together.
  • Writing blog posts about each chapter of my book ‘The Thinking Teacher’ to be published over the next few weeks.
  • Initial planning for an event at Nesta looking at innovation in tutoring.
  • Presenting some ideas on moving our thinking from ‘ICT’ to ‘Technology Enhanced Learning’ across the curriculum to teachers in London.
  • Writing a blog post for Ai media about our Visible Classroom project, to be published soon.

Writing this week

The Thinking Teacher: What’s it all about – First in a series on my book.

The Thinking Teacher: Thinking makes it so – An extract from the book

Flexible learning space opening at Westfield Junior school – On the Nesta blog


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