A quarterly digital publication that sources rich, relevant, and responsive curricular tasks
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Pedagogue Magazine is a quarterly digital publication that sources rich, rigorous, and relevant curricular tasks. Check out our inaugural issue here: https://pubsecure.lucidpress.com/ecf9f96e-86ce-496b-bb10-fa2e31a1a3d5/#tRKX32vFSB7W
Pedagogue offers readers "dynamic" curricula, featuring fresh tasks that reflect and respond to our present moment. For each issue, a team of editors (students, educators, parents) adopts a theme rooted in current events. The team then develops fun, challenging, and cross-disciplinary tasks examining that theme.
Pedagogue stands to contribute to the current digital learning landscape, where much of the content is great - but way too much of that content focuses on rote learning. In e-schooling, as in all schooling, we should remain advocates for deep learning. Pedagogue provides a reliable, accessible delivery mechanism for tasks sparking creative and critical thought.
In a phrase, Pedagogue is Curriculum meets Vogue. Great pedagogy deserves to trend!
Tell us a little bit about yourself and what inspired you to share this idea.
I'm an education leader with a fervent passion for reimagining secondary school. Having worked as a teacher, principal, and superintendent, I've become increasingly convinced that pedagogy lies at the heart of educational revolutions. School, course, unit, and lesson designs must consider the myriad ways in which learning experiences can activate critical and creative thought. No amount of structural reforms can substitute for imaginative pedagogy. With the onset of Corona, I've been inspired by the flood of e-learning resources - but also really dismayed by how many of those resources promote very rote, kill-and-drill learning. I want to offer kids, parents, and educators a source for fantastic deep learning tasks; and I want to advocate for student-centered pedagogy even during pandemic times. Our kids deserve it!