Tuesday, October 09, 2007
Occasionally, I come across articles by educators that underscore the importance of changing our approach to high schools. I do school superintendent in North Olmstead, Ohio is inviting a new conversation about high school education in her community.
"We need to talk to get there about 21st Century learning and how to collectively help young people achieve the skills and attributes that will allow them to survive and thrive in the new global economy."
More important, she took the step of framing the needed transformation in terms of a collective responsibility.
"Teaching and modeling the skills of leadership, work ethic, collaboration, communication and problem solving are within the power of every individual and institution within a community and within this room."
Some Background on EDPro Weblog
The purpose of this weblog is to help economic development professionals -- EDPros -- keep up with the changes sweeping our profession. Strap on your goggles. It's a whole new game. There are no experts any more. The only place to learn about economic development is from other EDPros who are doing it.
One other point: the prevaling approach (paradigm, if you like) in economic development is shifting from competition to collaboration. There are a lot of reaasons underlying this shift, but here's the important insight: You, your community, and your region will do better by collaborating and sharing information.
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Speaking and workshops on Open Source Economic Development
As the idea of Open Source Economic Development starts spreading, more people are asking about it. Visit the I-Open web site to learn more. My colleagues and I are happy to explain the basic concepts in a talk or a workshop. E-mail Susan Alshuler if you'd like to learn more about workshops and speaking.
Background on Ed Morrison
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