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April 13th, 2015

The Transformation Decade

NOTE: The column below was published on January 1, 2010, or 01-01-10, a very interesting digital date. I am republishing it for several reasons. First, it has become a very powerful metaphor when giving speeches or leading corporate and government retreats. The concept of transformational change as described below makes change, large and small, more […]

March 28th, 2013

The Other Education Crisis

Guest Columnist:  Jeff Cobb Did you know that 65 percent of the U.S. workforce of 2020 – a date to which so much planning about the future tends to be pegged – is already outside the reach of our elementary and secondary education schools? Did you also know that for the slice of that 65 […]

February 15th, 2013

Book Launch Publicity

As regular readers of this column know, my latest book “Entering the Shift Age” was published in January.  The early feedback has been quite positive.  After spending a year writing the book and the 12 mini-eBooks it is very satisfying to get such positive initial feedback.  Though I think it is the best book I […]

January 1st, 2013

The Coming Transformation in Education

Since the beginning of the Transformation Decade in 2010, I have been saying that education at all levels will undergo transformation by 2020.  The book I wrote with Jeff Cobb, “Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12”, published in early 2011, called for nothing less than transformation.  Reform is an outdated word and […]

July 6th, 2011

Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education

As many of you who subscribe to my Shift Age Newsletter know, I co-authored a book with Jeff Cobb on transforming education. Shift Ed: A Call to Action for Transforming K-12 Education was published in April by Corwin Press. Now, three months later, I am happy to report that the response from the education community […]

January 1st, 2010

The Transformation Decade

This new decade, 2010-2020, will be known as the Transformation Decade. The definitions of transformation are several: the act or process of transforming, the state of being transformed, change in form, appearance, nature, or character. Don’t those definitions feel like what has been already going on in your life and the world?  Many of us […]

August 30th, 2009

Transforming Education for the 21st Century – Part Three

In the last two columns I looked back at the history and development of the American School.  I also wrote about some recent developments that both transformed a school and became the genesis of what is now an on-going process to create the 21st century educational campus for K-12 education.  This column, and future ones, […]

August 6th, 2009

Transforming Education for the 21st Century – Part One

We are ten years into the 21st century.  We are entering the Shift Age.  We all have experienced rapid and almost unbelievable change in our lifetimes.  We sense even more change in the years ahead.  Everywhere we look, we see institutions that we grew up with starting to crumble before our eyes yet their replacements […]

June 15th, 2006

An Interview with Futurist David Houle

The post today is an interview I recently did with Nonprofit Online Learning Update, which is being published on-line today. The interviewer was Jeff Cobb, a leader in the field of on-line learning for non-profits. Non-profits provide an incredibly valuable function in today’s world and can be even more influential in the future as they […]

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