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Nate was part of the founding faculty at Journeys School of in 2001 and was appointed Head of Journeys School in 2006. In 2015, Nate became the Director of Education and Innovation to focus on how to scale the impact of Teton Science Schools through technology, innovation, design learning, and school networks. Since 1993, he has taught science and math at the secondary level and science at university level. He is the co-founder of ImproveClass, a crowdsourced teacher development network where teachers provide anonymous, goal-focused, and frequent feedback to peers from around the world.
Nice work team on being selected as a final project for the beta Teachers Guild session! My question is "Now what?". I would like to keep pushing this idea, but does this spin outside of the guild at this point? I created a template on the top of our google doc for building a working prototype to test this fall - if the team is interested in pushing further, please add steps. The goal would be to create and MVP to test - it does not have to be pretty but does have to have tangible metrics of success. Thoughts? Margaret - any thoughts on next steps within the guild?
Great explanation in the pitch video. I am adding some thoughts on the google doc to clearly delineate platform needs, student involvement, virtual and on-site differences - for everyone to review.
On another note, I piloted a first effort out here in Wyoming with a weekly innovation lunch - solving challenges using a diverse group of staff who volunteer their time and creativity to the design process. Week 1 was a great success.
I am thinking about how to link this model of i-clubs with generating feedback for teachers in our innovation hub here...if you had an i-club model that had a parallel site on the teacher innovation hub, they could be used to get user feedback (in addition to teacher user feedback).