Hello, I am a Dad, versalist, an edupunk addicted to creative pursuits. I live to love and learn, and I love to learn to live. Most of all, I live life on purpose.
I must know why and how, and I explore by trying new things or old things in new ways.
I am grateful, I am eternally expanding and sharing my knowledge and I nurture talent wherever I go.
Born in Puerto Rico, I have been to many places, done many things and I continue to be and do many things. I now live in Melbourne Australia, the most liveable city in the world.
Currently I am a passionate career coach, digital producer, educator and change agent and spanning over 25 years I've dabbled in these:
All of these roles have greatly contributed to the skills and experience I bring to the table in the work I do.
I ❤ love to help people cultivate their career pathway, uncover their purpose and do the thing they love. I also continue designing learning experiences for 21st century people and organisations because I love the learning.
I am the owner of the Curiosity Lab and the founder of Employagility, Goodoof, Hacking Homework and Reinventing School . I often work with a team of designers, educators and subject matter experts. Together we collaborate, host online and offline events, classes and other fun stuff designed to effect positive change. Life is Grand.
Mission: Encourage life-long learning, promote alternative learning environments and equip you with 21st Century skills.
The Reinventing School (My School Revolution) challenge is hands on, encourages discussion of the issues facing learners today and empowers young people, teachers and other members of the community to come up with solutions and share them for all to benefit.
Challenge 1. What does an ideal learning environment look like?
Students, teachers and subject matter experts from all over are invited to get involved and collaborate. Form or join a team and research, ideate, design, remix and prototype new possibilities to reinvent the school experience.
The challenge can take place in or out of the school environment and teams can be a diverse mix of students, teachers, parents, business people. Teams can even be made up from people from different locations in the world, in fact we encourage students from Australia to collaborate with classrooms from other places.
Feel free to connect and ask questions, share ideas, and request a Skype meeting or class discussion.
Skype: ideasthatgive [Mail me to request a time, I'm not always on]
Skype for Education:
Mr. Robitaille explains how students can use the basic features of Edmodo, the social learning network for education.
Socrative is a smart student response system that empowers teachers to engage their classrooms through a series of educational games and exercises via smartphones and tablets.
Our apps are super simple and take seconds to load and run. Teachers control the questions and games on their laptop, while students respond and interact through their smartphones/laptops.
The official Prezi introduction video. See how you can bring presentations back to life with Prezi. Present your ideas on a large canvas, and show their relationship with scale and placement. Try Prezi now for free on Prezi.com
Sticky notes coalesce into high-level analytical thinking in Sarah Kaufman's 6th grade humanities class, where complex concepts are broken down into manageable pieces that help students master challenging assignments.
Northern Beaches Christian School officially opens the renovated Zone. @scil Sydney, Australia Sydney Centre for Innovation in Learning. Research, creativity and development unit of Northern Beaches Christian School. Curated by @AnneKnock. http://scil.com.au
The Design Thinking Toolkit for Educators provides guidance through the five phases of the design process. It outlines a sequence of steps that leads from defining a challenge to building a solution. The toolkit offers a variety of instructional methods to choose from, including concise explanations, useful suggestions and tips.
Design Thinking is a mindset. Design Thinking is the confidence that everyone can be part of creating a more desirable future.
The Design Thinking Toolkit for Educators contains the process and methods of design, adapted specifically for the context of education.
Teachers please visit Design Thinking for Educators to learn more.
A design thinking resource.
A first-of-its kind resource for the future of education: a comprehensive guide to learning online and charting a personalized path to an affordable credential (or no credential) using the latest innovative tools and organizations. Real life stories and hands-on advice for today’s students, whether you’re looking at college for the first time, going back for a credential, or pursuing lifelong learning.
The overwhelming majority of the nearly 76 million students in America’s schools and colleges spend most of the academic day in classrooms. That’s a problem because the classroom has been obsolete for several decades. That’s not just my opinion. It’s established science.
This Guidebook is written to help close some big gaps in education - the gap between research and action, between stated goals and policy and between perception and reality.
This course does not only talk about the future and the design of education but it also tell us how to reinvent our world by starting with education.
It's good for design thinking challenge for my student
I thank the facilitator for providing such a great course. It made me understand how many different ways are there for learning and getting the Technology Driven concepts in Education. Looking forward to have a so many courses in the future like this. thank you so so so much...
Great idea and concept. Would love to see some student results on this. Some links unfortunetly are broken.