Curating the Future

In the fall of 2017, the Anchorage Museum opened a new wing and a major new exhibition about Alaska. Major capital projects with complex public/private partnerships made the expansion possible

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Connecting the World

When Alaskans travel “outside” (i.e, anywhere in the world that’s not Alaska), they are often hit with questions about ice road truckers, Deadliest Catch fishermen, the Iditarod, and, more recently, the melting polar ice caps and the Northwest Passage.

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Education, Alaska and Change – Drive Time Reflections

Leaving my home near Skater’s Cabin in Juneau for work last week, I was thinking about wild Alaska. Glaciers and bears, bald eagles and rainforest, spectacular mountains rolling endlessly to the horizon all surrounded me – just another day in the Last Frontier.

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Love What, Where and How You Learn

LOVE WHAT YOU LEARN When I grow up, I want to be a (FILL IN THE BLANK). Doctor, teacher, engineer, scientist, astronaut, or pilot would be expected. Real estate manager would not. I want to change that through vibrant, collaborative learning environments.

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Technology Across Borders

Imagine what would happen if there were no barriers to learning – if everyone who wanted to receive an education could do so regardless of their location, time (or lack thereof), or financial circumstances.

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The Twenty-First Century is Now

The 21st century is here. It is in our world, our state, our community, and our schools. All around us, innovations abound; we have numerous devices in our homes and workplaces, there is “an app” for everything, and robotics are no longer something we see in “sci-fi” movies. All of these innovations provide us with… Read more »

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The Art of Education

A little ditty ‘bout Jack & Diane…two American kids growing up in the heart land.” —John Mellencamp Actually, this story isn’t about “Jack and Diane.” It is about Derek and Jessica but they do live in the heartland—Osage, Iowa to be exact. Osage is a town of 3600 in northern Iowa near the Minnesota border.… Read more »

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The Chariot Group: Torchbearer of Digital Transformation

Books will soon be obsolete in the public schools. Scholars will be instructed through the eye.” — Thomas Edison. Edison foresaw the future of education while pioneering the development of machines for displaying motion pictures.  And the wizard of Menlo Park was right! Today, the traditional classrooms have vividly changed! The green boards are replaced… Read more »

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