Bob Lenz

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Tags Education Trends
June 5, 2013

How would you reimagine education? Last week, I attended a Reimagining Education Summit with innovators from multiple sectors (K-12 education, tech, higher education, government, youth development, makers, and more) sponsored by the...

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Tags Assessment
May 15, 2013

How do you inspire teachers and school leaders to transform their practice when they have only read about or watched a video about the change they hope to implement?

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Tags Teacher Leadership
April 21, 2013

I co-authored this commentary with Ken Kay, the chief executive officer of EdLeader21, a network of school and district leaders based in Tucson, Ariz. He was the...

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Tags Administrators
March 19, 2013

Recently, I listened to a story on NPR's All Things Considered called "'Serendipitous Interaction' Key To Tech Firms' Workplace Design"...

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Tags Technology Integration
February 22, 2013

Each January, I have the opportunity to facilitate a course in Leading and Managing Technology for the Educational Leadership Program at St. Mary's College of California. We organize our learning by exploring the question, "Is educational technology worth the hype?" Together we read...

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Tags Assessment
January 9, 2013

Is it possible to systemically embed deeper learning outcomes for students?

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Tags Assessment
December 20, 2012

In my last post, I discussed how schools and systems can use a different and more powerful type of accountability to drive intrinsic motivation for high performance by...

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Tags Assessment
December 5, 2012

How do we foster intrinsic motivation, for both teachers and students, to work towards high performance? Can we create a system of accountability that will drive this performance? At Envision Education, we answer with a resounding,...

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Tags Student Engagement
November 15, 2012

In my post, How an Ocean's Journey Inspires One School, I highlighted the worldwide voyage of the Hokule'a, a replica of an ancient double-hulled voyaging canoe and encouraged teachers and students to follow the...

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Tags Project-Based Learning
September 26, 2012

I learned that you can lie and people will believe you. -- Greg, an eleventh grade student.

This statement would shock most people but his teachers were proud. Greg, a student at Metropolitan Arts and Technology High School in San Francisco (an Envision School), and his...

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School redesign, Performance Based Assessment, PBL, Deeper Learning, 21st Century Skills
Buck Institute for Education, St. Mary's College School of Education