Before my “little” announcement, let me just say that the last few weeks out and about have been nothing short of amazing and at the same time extremely challenging on a number of different levels. It feels like there is much to blog about, and now that I’m mostly home for the next few weeks, I hope to get to it. And it also feels that some type of un-stuckness and enlightenment is near, whatever that means.
But the news in these here parts is that I have been invited to become a member of the National Advisory Board of the George Lucas Educational Foundation for a three-year term, something that I find humbling, exciting and quite amazing and scary all in one. To be in the company of Linda Darling-Hammond, Chris Dede, Marco Torres and others is an incredible opportunity for me personally, and, I’m hoping, for this conversation and these ideas. I’m still kind of in shock, actually…
This is Kansas, right?
More soon…I hope.
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Mrs. Durff says
They are the ones who will be honored by being in your company!
Congratulations, you will do the job well!
Clarence Fisher says
Congratulations on the rare air. Bloggers moving into positions of “authority” and possible influence? What is the world coming to?
Chris Lehmann says
Congrats… I can’t think of anyone who deserves it more.
Michael Stephens says
Congratulations Will! Your expertise and wisdom will complement the other folks on the board.
Congratulations, Will! I have a great deal of admiration for the GLEF and all their work. I’m sure you will bring some great ideas to the table and make the organization even better.
Robin Ellis says
Congratulations Will! Your voice will be a great addition to the organization.
Jane Perzyk says
Wow! Today, GLEF. Tomorrow, maybe TED Talks! http://tedblog.typepad.com/
I wonder if moving beyond “stuckness” entails looking more granularly for evidence of change in nooks and crannies, or as we are wont to call them here in Michigan–pockets of excellence. For instance, just hanging around a bunch of educators at MACUL http://www.macul.org this week in Detroit is enough to make me think the glue might be thinning a bit here and there!
George Siemens says
Hi Will – congrats!! Like others have said, the board are the ones who should be excited to have you involved. You’re invited for a reason – they’re not doing you any favors. You have a passion for learning, you present your message clearly, you network and connect with others, you draw attention to the work of others…great stuff. Keep fighting the fight – this is exactly what needs to happen for real change to occur. The learner-centered, socially-relevant, connection-based model of education needs to be presented to leaders in their context. We have the converts in the streets. Time to storm the castle :).
Carolyn Foote says
Wow–congratulations! You will be a great asset for their board!
Here’s to the power of blogging and publishing!
Rob Paterson says
A great day Will for and for Education
Best wishes Rob
Kevin Jarrett says
Keep on keepin’ on!
Brian Grenier says
Congratulations Will! What a way to make a wonderful group of people even more wonderful.
Kimberly Moritz says
This sounds like the opportunity to make a BIG difference, influencing more people quickly–might be just the ticket, don’t you think Will? I’ve thought a lot about what blogging leads to professionally and you’ve just shown that it leads to greater influence and more of an opportunity to change thinking. Your voice, your ideas, that’s what’s doing it–that’s why I tune in here. Good job–I’m glad to be along to watch the ride. Kim
Bill Dolton says
Lose a senator, gain the GLEF…
I suspect your voice on the GLEF Advisory Board will have a far greater impact — especially for educators. Kudos! You definitely deserve it!
Kyle Brumbaugh says
Congrats on being in the very rarified air that is GLEF. I had the opportunity to see the latest Star Wars film at Skywalker Ranch through an invite a friend had obtained by authoring an article for Edutopia.
Nice to meet you in Palm Springs! Here is the link to the blog post I put up after the three sessions.
Jim Walker says
Congratulations, I hope you still have time for the “little people” in the classroom. Edutopia continues to inspire and lead the way in educational reform.
Terry Elliott says
May the road rise to meet ya, dude. Fly high for the rest of us groundlings.
Steve Arrowood says
Fantastic! I hope that you still have time to blog for all of us hungry to hear more from you.