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Meeting 2: Hello from the Philippines!

How many communities do you belong to and how would you describe them? What words come to your mind? Close? Nurturing? Intellectual? Welcoming? Stressful? This was the challenge posed to Summer Institute participants in preparation for our video conference with the Philippines. 390 more words

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The Adobe Conference

Apologies to our followers. While Sue was away at the Adobe Education Leaders Conference there was no time for writing the blog. From the time the AEL’s arrived on Saturday to the time they left on Wednesday, pretty much every moment was scheduled with events to either provide professional learning, opportunities for sharing strategies, stories, and challenges, or social activities to bring us all closer as a community. 327 more words

Let the Games Begin!

Friday, July 18, 2014

Well here I am sitting under my mosquito net that is wrapped around my simple, sturdy mattress, aka a wooden plank. Because the electricity in the dorms has already been shut off like it does every night at 11:30, I am using the headlamp that my father insisted I bring to China even though I tried to tell him that I wouldn’t need it. 1,080 more words

Meeting 2: The World's Most Expensive Swiss Army Knife

The second session of the Summer Institute asked a question that has been on the minds of politicians, academics, activists and policy wonks alike “what should the US role in the world be?” To properly discuss and investigate this inquiry, students tackled issues such as the responsibility to protect doctrine (R2P), military intervention, sovereignty, humanitarian aid and multilateralism, applying them to conflicts such as the Balkan War, Rwandan genocide, intervention in Somalia, the US invasion of Iraq and the current war in Syria. 439 more words

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24 hours.

That’s how long I have been in Dayao, and what a world of difference it has made.

First off, the TFC fellows I have met are all wonderful. 325 more words

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Here's what you missed at the Summer Institute

“Take your shift at the loom.”

“Be the duct tape.”

“Chess or jigsaw puzzles?”

“Collaboration moves at the speed of trust.”

These are just few of the “Ah Ha’s” I heard from the 125 people who attended our first Summer Institute last week.

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Investing in Your Future SI 2014

Who says you can’t have fun while you’re learning? You know what they say….  That learning is a serious business. No time for fun and games. 121 more words

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