writing my own job description

my dream job description

[under construction]
written jan 8, 2010

This is how it’s happening in my mind just now thanks to the good read…doing what you love:

For those so inclined: The black and white version – defunkified as much as I could..
 Plan/host/tweak/sustain a Thompson School District 
Innovation Lab (at TVHS). 
Fashioned after BIF’s model and Google’s 20% innovation time andkool bean kids‘s research project.
1. Facilitate student-centric (innovative/passion fed) courses for TSDstart out w/secondary only?
Students eligible for these courses will have completed required highschool coursework via State Standards for their grade level. Efficient/intense content acquisition needed may be included as part of their designed course.(ie)

Example courses: music composition, japanese, etc…

similar to scenario in disrupting class, classes not currently offered/invented in our district, overseen by expert individual tutors, and collaborated within plns.

For some students – their passion is the “boxed” content… their work would become a valuable resource for the rest of the school (district) as their time would/could be spent making and housing tutorials.

a) Facilitate connections to info and people (via twitter/triiibes/ed plns).
b) Submit courses/expert for credit approval (via district curriculum guidelines/committee.)

2Facilitate a course developing student tech experts specifically for hybrid classes. These students would become interns for hybrid teachers.
Example experts: Skype, Promethean, Mobile phone, Twitter,…


3.Facilitate a course developing student media experts specifically for *the newlibrary . These students would become interns for the hybrid librarystaff.
*visions of the new library: A resource house for research/connections/creations – yes – multi-media center. But it would be staffed and designed to house areas such as:
Video expertise – for shooting/editing/publishing. Along with the more expensive equipment most won’t have in their pocket…
Networking expertise … a section would be coffeehouse-like for face-to-face conversations – girded with some type of projector for skyping and global conferencing.
Blogging expertise – girded with laptops for virtual conversations and working/logging.College/Career expertise – for further conversations/research that counselors have started on future plans. Creating/envisioning some of those courses/internships from  #1 above.   
Student voice expertise – to grow/sustain student voice on school site via blog/poll/announcements per text message

LAST BUT …. BUT ACTUALLY WANTING TO GET THIS ROLLING BY END OF FEB 2010.4.Facilitate a course/group developing student media experts for educating their public about these *newpractices/needs for school. These Students would design commercials/advertising etc to educate the community about the need for change in public education.
*ie: the power in networking, the abundance of info, the tools that are needed (netbook vs textbook), budget changes needed, …
The goal is to combine student/teacher voice so that the community is able to hear one clear message… so that changes that need to be made can will be made.
art by keri smith
driven by my…oh so many expert tutors over the last year … steven,
alanalecdavidsethsaulbifmichaelclaycarlbenarjanatomazdanahwill,danted, …
supported by my dear … tvhs staff and tsd
oh my…., and of course inspired by all my short colleagues, .. the darlingsa brilliant palindrome of hope via my principal
see 4 principles via Kaplan – in Rethinking Higher Ed
it’s all about one-on-one – read about Mark Andrews idiosyncratic ways..