Professional Resources

Professional Development Resources

Association for Supervision and Curriculum Design

 Sir Ken Robinson video about creativity in schools

From theory to practiceProject Zero

Jerome Bruner

Interdisciplinary Learning

Jean Lave and Etienne Wenger understanding communities of practice and apprenticeship learning models

Barbara Rogoff

Lev Vygotsky: theories of mind (influential for group work practice)

Genre modelling


Publications by Mary Kalantzis (and various collaborators) in the field of education, genre, literacy and multiculturalism

International Journal for Multilingualism

 Multilingual Children’s Association

Online Professional Development Services

Reggio Emilia

Round Square

Shirley Brice Heath

Shirley Brice Heath, Margery Bailey Professor of English and Dramatic Literature at Stanford, is a linguistic anthropologist whose primary interests are oral and written language, youth development, race relations, and organizational learning. She is the author of the prize-winning book Ways with Words: Language, life, and work in communities and classrooms (1983) and co-editor of Identity and Inner-city Youth: Beyond ethnicity and gender (1993), as well as several other books and over 100 articles and book chapters. She is widely known for her work with young people as co-researchers in the townships of Johannesburg, South Africa, as well as economically disadvantaged communities of the United States. Her primary research since 1987 has been with young people in under-resourced neighborhoods who learn entrepreneurial and community-building skills as they help create and sustain positive learning environments that contribute local cultural and economic resources. Her special interest in this work is documenting organizational structures and communication practices that surround everyday learning and progression in complex task achievement. She teaches courses in English, Linguistics, and Anthropology; she also team-teaches a course in social entrepreneurship with Professor Greg Dees of Stanford’s Graduate School of Business.

Visible Thining

TRIBES learning communities

Technology, Entertainment, Design (TED)

Green TV 

Harvard Graduate School of Education

UNESCO task force on Education in the 21st Century

UNESCO Education site


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