Schools convey values by the tools they provide to administrators, staff, teachers and students.
Our technology values include:
- Open Source over commercial products.
- Blended Web 2.0 Learning, favoring empowered student participation over classroom-bound instruction.
- Drupal, a powerful web system from which anything can be built fast.
The Empowered Teacher provides online professional development and project management with an integrated web environment for team planning and blended learning.
Our collaborative intranet supports online project management for teacher teams and school-hosted web 2.0 tools (e.g. blogs, wikis) to bring home and classroom together.
We empower teachers with the tools and support they need to succeed with blended learning.
Open source communities are like schools: loosely-coupled and non-commercial. Both are fed by people intrinsically motivated to contribute and collaborate.
We believe schools should strive to be learning organizations, not bureaucracies, replacing top-down planning with the self-organization of Professional Learning Communities (PLCs).
We organize Online PLCS that marry teacher professional development and technology planning to support blended, Web 2.0 learning.
Please pardon any unfamiliar (or familiar!) jargon and read about our model.