Mandy McLean

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Fueling a Global Movement for Educational Equity

On June 4, the Center for Education and Policy Analysis brought together a panel of five social entrepreneurs from around the world, moderated by Pam Grossman of the Stanford Graduate School of Education. The panel represented five of the 27 independent social enterprises involved with Teach for All, an international network of programs designed to increase educational equity worldwide.

Back to the Basics: Experiential Learning in the Wilderness of Southeast Alaska

The Hobbit Hole is, as Zach Brown, a PhD student in Environmental Earth System Science, would say, a very special place. I’m not referring to anywhere in the Shire, but rather a 5-acre plot of pristine wilderness in Southeast Alaska, sitting between the amazing Glacier Bay National Park and Tongass, the nation’s largest National Forest. It may not be in Middle-earth, but it’s still pretty magical.

E-portfolios: Creating your Professional Identity

Portfolio to Professoriate (P2P) is a pilot program that launched this spring quarter at Stanford. P2P at Stanford, led by Dr. Helen L. Chen, Director of e-Portfolio Initiatives, and Registrar Tom Black, is part of a five year NSF CAREER grant written by and awarded to Dr. Lisa McNair of Virginia Tech. The program has also run at four other universities. However, here I’ll discuss only details concerning the Stanford P2P program.

Harnessing the power of Massive Open Online Courses (MOOC)

A faculty panel, brought together by the Office of the Vice Provost for Online Learning (VPOL) and the Graduate School of Education (GSE), discussed “Research Opportunities in Online and Blended Learning” on May 22 in CERAS Learning Hall.