2013 Breakthrough Models Academy
I attended the in person portion of the 2013 Breakthrough Models Academy in July 2013. Quite simply, the goal is to improve education. We heard an amazing line up of speakers while our groups worked on creating our own breakthrough models to be presented at Educause 2013 in October. We all presented at the end of the week and got great feedback. The diversity of ideas was promising. Combined with the passion of the group, I have hope for higher education to disrupt itself and carry forward the centuries old traditions while incorporating the new ideas and needed changes. I'm lucky to be part of an amazing, skilled, and diverse group made of Michael Chen, Laura Pedrick, Jennifer Strickland and coached by Tom Cavanagh. We call ourselves "The Cartographers" with the motto "Mapping Tomorrow."