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Post-Pandemic Era Best Practices

ASU ShapingEDU Action Team: Post-Pandemic Era Best Practices

PRIMARY CATALYST
ShapingEDU Call To Action #1: Design the dynamic “new now”

SECONDARY CATALYSTS
ShapingEDU Call To Action #4: Enable data-driven & evidence-based learning futures
ShapingEDU Call To Action #2: Humanize learning for students’ whole, authentic self

INTRODUCTION

We are highly ambitious, collaborative storytellers deeply inspired by what we have seen teacher-trainer-learners do in response to the coronavirus pandemic. We see value in telling our diverse, global community’s stories and collecting stories to be shared from and by others. We want to expand the range of voices currently heard so we retain, disseminate, and build upon successes in learning during the pandemic.

We seek to learn and grow from the stories ready to be told. Hearing and sharing stories is necessary to do this. By collecting and documenting these stories, we can better prepare ourselves and those we serve to deal effectively with unexpected changes at the small-, medium- and large-scale levels. We want to look for and encourage others to watch for those potential “Black Swans.” We want to be proactive in developing skills needed to respond effectively to those Black Swans that are landing on our pond. And we want to help create antifragile organizations--those organizations that actually become stronger as a result of having faced enormous challenges.

We want to foster antifragility by keeping the successes, learning from the less-successful approaches we’ve seen, and identifying missed opportunities for change--turning short-term failures into long-term successes. We also want to dig deeper, identifying community structures that support antifragility, how they arise, and the challenges that they face.

We hope you’ll join us in this effort to encourage positive action. Together, we will build upon existing innovations we are seeing and helping to create so we create an enlightened journey toward success in the post-pandemic era that is permanent, accessible, and as antifragile as it can possibly be.


PROJECTS
First project currently in development

SPONSOR

Stephanie Pierotti
Director - ShapingEDU at Arizona State University
stephanie.pierotti@asu.edu

TEAM LEADERS

Lisa Koster
Shaping EDU Groundbreaker
Professor, Conestoga College Institute of Technology and Advanced Learning
Based in Ontario, Canada
Project Focus: Effective use of educational technology and best practices to enhance the learning experience and promote student success
lisa@proflisak.ca

Paul Signorelli
Shaping EDU Groundbreaker and Storyteller in Residence
Writer-trainer-consultant-presenter at Paul Signorelli & Associates
Based in San Francisco, California
Project Focus: Libraries and workplace learning
paul@paulsignorelli.com


TEAM MEMBERS

Melissa Armas
Operations Director at Instituto
melissa@instituto.io

Liam Connor
Student Worker at ASU UTO
Liam.Connor@asu.edu

Tula Dlamini
Advisory Board member, RISC-RISE: Consortium for Regional Integration and Social Cohesion-Social Elevation at University of Johannesburg
Senior Manager: Politics & Policy Analysis at Nedbank Group Strategic Relations and Public Affairs
Background in Broadcasting and Lecturing in Journalism
Tulad@nedbank.co.za

Chris Ditzler
Associate Director of Operations Online Education
University of Nevada Las Vegas
Project focus: Instructional design and employing best practices in online, remote, and hybrid learning in the post pandemic era.
christine.ditzler@unlv.edu

Jodie Donner
Collaborative Learning Specialist at University Technology Office at Arizona State University
jodie.donner@asu.edu

Tom Haymes
Shaping EDU Groundbreaker and Innovator In Residence
Political Scientist and Technologist at IDEASPACES
Based in Katy, Texas
Author of Learn at Your Own Risk (2020) and Discovering Digital Humanity (forthcoming)
tom@ideaspaces.net

Anne Manning
Information Technology Business Analyst at Wellesley College
amanning@wellesley.edu

Ruben Puentedura
Shaping EDU Groundbreaker and Innovator in Residence
Owner at Hippasus
Education researcher and consultant; creator of the SAMR Model and the EdTech Quintet
Based in Western MA (Williamstown, MA)
Project Focus: learning design for remote education across a range of scenarios and contexts
rubenrp@hippasus.com