We Need More Innovators – I Know Where To Find Them

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Not only is the innovation/start-up/incubator world a significant sector of the global and many local economies, as the source of new business, it is also the best indicator to show us what our future will look like. Unfortunately for all of us, growth in this sector has been slowing. As an educator, I am concerned with preparing…

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Join my Team! Let’s DISRUPT Education and (Un)Employment!

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Want to SOLVE the IMPENDING #UnemploymentCrisis? Want to #DisruptEducation? JOIN MY START-UP TEAM! For the past 9 months I have been building an experiment – a global virtual classroom to prove 2 things: That it is not only viable to teach students #EmployabilitySkills, they are begging for a new way to learn these skills that…

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Stop Saying Education is the Solution to Poverty

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I have spent my career in the field of education, spanning the United States and several parts of the world. So often, I have heard leaders, “experts” and institutions make the claim that “education is the key to ending poverty.” This is only part of the answer and it will not work alone. There are…

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Five Key Post-Secondary Preparations

  Bridging The Greatest Opportunity Divide The heart of Amy Carrier’s model and mission. This work is copyrighted 2012-2016 © Perhaps the greatest opportunity divide that exists for all American K-12 public school students is the unsupported transition between high school and adulthood. Students are ill-prepared and sent into the world without adequate knowledge, skills, and…

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The Fallacy of Career Pathways in Education

Your Career Path Wasn’t Mapped Out Ahead of Time. Our Kids’ Won’t Be Either. But We CAN Prepare Them. Imagine being handed a plan, a prescription of steps to take if you will, at the age of 16 or 17 that will get you to age 30, or 45, or 65. It’s laughable, and kind of depressing to…

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The Case for Innovation in School Systems NOW

Our current education system has changed little since the industrial revolution in America. The system as it exists was designed to meet the needs of a society that existed over 100 years ago. Designed by business leaders to meet the needs of the new booming factory town times in America, schools were built to meet the…

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Amy Carrier’s 5 minute IGNITE presentation with audio

Finally turned my slides from my 2013 IGNITE presentation at the 2013 National Institute for Student Centered Education INSPIRE conference into a SlideShare presentation with audio… only to learn that they are disabling the audio track feature as of Friday 2/28. ***So get it while you can!*** Five minutes of your time gets you a…

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