Author: Joel Backon

Joel Backon is the Editor of Intrepid Ed News, responsible for all educator content on the website. He joined the OESIS Network as Vice-President from Choate Rosemary Hall (CT) where for 27 years he held key roles in Information Technology, Academic Technology, classroom teacher, curriculum designer, and roles in academic and student advising. Joel leads the online and professional development initiatives through the Intrepid Ed News website and a variety of other platforms. He has been an OESIS Network Leader since 2015.

Leadership PD Lite

Articles: Institutional Disruption & Mission: Part I – The Fragility of School Missions | Ray Ravaglia What if we used Impact Portfolios as evidence of our potential? | Ben Freud Stranger

Student Feedback PD Lite

Student Feedback: Why is the quality and quantity of good feedback the gateway to great student learning? (Based on Using Feedback to Improve Learning) Articles: The Fundamentals of Feedback: Trust

Competency-Based Education PD Lite

Articles: Why Competency-Based Education: Making the Case | Devin Vodicka What Competencies Should We Assess? | Devin Vodicka How Should We Assess Competencies? | Devin Vodicka Competency-Based Key Moves: Beginning

Critical Thinking PD Lite

Articles The Critical Thinking Series, Part 1: What is Critical Thinking? | Augusta Moore The Critical Thinking Series, Part 2: What is Argument Mapping? | Augusta Moore The Critical Thinking