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EcoSys: Discussing the Possibilities and Challenges in K12 Public Education


We are on a short summer break for 2013 as we adjust schedules and spend much needed downtime with families; please look for us via "async" at hashtag #ecosys .. it won't be long before we chat again

                                                                       -- Chris (@sourcepov) and Jenna (@jennar) May 3013 



What is ECOSYS?  It's a community of stakeholders (mostly parents & teachers) discussing the challenges & bright spots of K12 Education. Check out our new posts at the K12 ECOSYS BLOG and our most recent summary of Challenges, a framework for mapping our takeaways to date.  Here's a summary of our key links, with recent discussion threads noted; at each link are takeaways from online conversation, as input to follow-on work. 



    R0 Planning Framework NEW F1-F10 - NOW PLANNING FOR 2013 ** Please Review & Comment **

    R1 Purpose of Education ("Social Contract" - DEC 2011)

    R5 Ecosystem Challenges  ("Healthcare & K12 similarities - launched MAR 2012)


FRAMEWORKS - NEW framing for 2012; stay tuned (see Planning link)

2011 TOPIC AGENDA - key conversations in Education: 

    T1 Parent Engagement

    T2 Standards

    T5 Teacher Preparation - JAN 2012

    T10 Activism 

Focus on BRIGHT SPOTS - examining solutions and patterns that are working

    EduKare - a new paradigm for service consolidation in urban schools - UPDATED 2/2 

    B06 Finland JAN 2012

Thought Leadership - engaging on important papers and books

    Yong Zhao - MAR 11 2012 (intro) & MAR 18 

News Room - suggest and investigate links on key articles

Live Chat - click here for LIVE CHAT each TUESDAY 10pET/8pMT or any time to catch up on the conversation. Please jump in; we need your input. 




Our Approach & Framing (NEW ECOSYS BLOG)

Foundations: 2010 Issues P1-P9

Inception: Original 2009 Ecosys Framing posts (the idea is born)






Many who participate in Twitter Chats use Tweetchat.  To join the conversation, have your Twitter account setup and join us at the appointed time.

Or watch for conversation any time at the #ecosys hashtag.  Our ground rules are posted here and if you'd like to weigh in, contact us about being a contributor.



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