Episode No. 65: Lydia Dobyns, New Tech Network


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I’ll be honest — I taped this interview with Lydia Dobyns, President of the New Tech Network, sometime in early April. She had just returned from Australia — New Tech opened their first international school there — and was on a cell phone somewhere in the world. The audio wasn’t amazing (my apologies), and she hadn’t “been coherent in about a week,” in her own words. As I kept developing this podcast, I forgot to post it. But I gave it a rip last week, and the ideas within it are pretty interesting — namely, if almost every job you can have focuses on doing projects and working collaboratively, then why aren’t schools focused the same way? New Tech is trying to make that an ever-increasing reality.

If you want to see some of Dobyns’/New Tech’s ideas explored more fully, here’s video of her opening NTAC 2011:

We’ve got new episodes coming every Thursday as I move; probably sometime in mid-August, we’ll return to twice a week (Mondays/Thursdays).

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