• Echo Education

    ECHO Education

    The hallmark of true innovation is when ideas and resources are transformed into new applications that benefit society. ECHO and its practices and processes are evolving and moving into other fields, such as education. ECHO Education improves student learning by establishing statewide, national, and international networks of professional learning that enhance teacher efficacy, provides [...]

  • Rethinking Engineering Education: The Olin College of Engineering Story

    The National Academy of Engineering details four 21st Century Grand Challenges: global security, health, sustainability, and the joy of living. In all levels of education and academic disciplines, the educational implications require preparing students early in their programs for integrative systems thinking across academic disciplines, political boundaries, and time zones. This means assessing and reinventing [...]

  • Three Reasons Why Ideas Matter

    Ideas are the source of all things. Plato There is one thing stronger than all the armies in the world, and that is an idea whose time has come. Victor Hugo Adults are always asking little kids what they want to be when they grow up because they're looking for ideas Paula Poundstone Since the [...]

  • Three Reasons Why These Are Exciting Times to Be in Education

      Come mothers and fathers Throughout the land… Your old road is rapidly agin’ Please get out of the new one if you can’t lend your hand For the times they are a-changin’ Bob Dylan, 1962 Dylan’s lyrics are as true today as they were in the ‘60s. In our daily busywork, we can easily [...]

  • Excellence in Education

    Brock Prize Laureate, Dr. Linda Darling-Hammond, has dedicated her life’s work to the pursuit of excellence and equity for all children. Her focus on effective instruction has sparked important conversations about what it takes to reform education.

  • Multiple Intelligence Theory

    Idea Developed by Brock Prize Laureate, Howard Gardner, Multiple Intelligence Theory (MI) differentiates intelligence into specific (primarily sensory) "modalities,” which include: musical–rhythmic, visual–spatial, verbal–linguistic, logical–mathematical, bodily–kinesthetic, interpersonal, intrapersonal, naturalistic, existential and moral. Impact MI Theory has been embraced and adopted on an enormous scale throughout the entire spectrum of education.  The consequences of MI Theory [...]