The Podcast: Infrastructure Matters

Today’s podcast is an excerpt of Troy and Sara and my Reports from Cyberspace conversation at NCTE’s 2010 Annual Convention. Specifically, this is my prepared section of the presentation, which I’ve called “Infrastructure Matters.”

Infrastructure does matter, and it’s never been more important to make sure that the conditions for learning exist in every element of an education organization. I hope that my remarks get to the heart of how I try to model that in my work supporting teaching and learning here in Colorado.
As always, would love to hear your thoughts about the content of the presentation. I’m sure there’s something that I’ve missed. Let me know in the comments.

On a related note, I just want to express my continued appreciation for Sara and Troy as colleagues and thinking partners. I look forward to continuing to learn from and with them. They’re smart people, and I hope they’re on your radar. ((I have sections of their presentations recorded, too, but wanted to talk to them before I published them. Look for them here soon if they consent.))

The thrust of our invitation for others’ reports from cyberspace was that conferences shouldn’t be endpoints, but waypoints, times to recharge and retool before heading out into the work again.  I hope that our session was useful to folks. I’ll know that it was as I see work emerge from it. Talk’s fine. It’s useful. But it’s not enough.

Hard work matters, too.

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4 thoughts on “The Podcast: Infrastructure Matters

  1. Kyle A says:

    What a great post. I love how you tied the importance of physical infrastructure to the importance of sound policy and philosophy. Really a wonderful and clear message.

  2. Bud Hunt says:

    Thanks, Kyle. I appreciate your kind words. I think they’re all related structures.

  3. Makes me wish you worked at my district.

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