Jay Collier (@JayCollier)

Midcoast Maine USA

The below is an off-site archive of all tweets posted by @JayCollier ever

March 2014

John Seely Brown on entrepreneurial learning: more true every day. youtube.com/watch?v=fiGabU… @jseelybrown @projectlogin

via Twitter Web Client

Musing after a day at the firehouse: is there a publicly perceived correlation between STEM, innovation, and ingenuity?

via Twitter for iPhone

Michaud: Need to invest in broadband access. (Yes, especially upload speeds, now cripplingly asymmetrical.)

via TweetDeck

Michaud: “Creative thinking emerges in the doing.” Stop treating subjects separately.

via TweetDeck

Michaud: Critical need for CS teachers and graduates in Maine. (Note: 2012 higher education graduates: opendata.socrata.com/Education/Comp…)

via TweetDeck

Michaud: Critical need for Computer Science teachers and graduates. (Note: 2012 Maine higher education graduates: opendata.socrata.com/Education/Comp…)

via TweetDeck

Michaud: Early education is one of the best investments we can make. Next: peer-to-peer mentoring support for teachers.

via TweetDeck

Michaud (paraphrased): Within 10 years, 1 in 7 Maine jobs will be in STEM careers, but our education is unevenly distributed.

via TweetDeck

Congress Michaud has arrived to speak to the summit after all.

via TweetDeck

(A personal favorite)

Summit: Shout out for Maine app inventing challenges! Covers all focus areas across all learning levels (previous tweet).

via TweetDeck

: Problem-based learning, internships, broadband/data access, computer science/IT, competitions/challenges, undergrad learning

via TweetDeck

STEM Clusters: biotech, composites, environmental tech, forest products, IT, marine tech, aquaculture manufacturing.

via TweetDeck

Tom Keller presenting STEM Council roadmap for education and workforce development with indicators and support for initiatives

via TweetDeck

DekkiFacepalms Promote to tap into those great learning opportunities. pic.twitter.com/sfKyDUWueQ

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 3:37 PM, Mar 28th, 2014 via TweetDeck)

How can we better connect those with experience with younger learners? Statewide collaboration/mentoring clearinghouse?

via TweetDeck

Cutler repeats: “Maine is the oldest state.” It is time to embrace the value of wisdom. How about “The Most Experienced State”?

via TweetDeck

enginerd05 Lots of hands raised for K-12 entities partnering with higher ed, but far less have existing partnerships with business.

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 3:19 PM, Mar 28th, 2014 via Twitter Web Client)

Gubernatorial candidates were all invited to the Summit. Only Elliott Cutler is attending.

via TweetDeck

School boards are key in raising awareness of the importance of experiential education.

via TweetDeck

BBHGirl All this tweeting is making me hungry! Thanks @ColbyCollege for lunch! summit official break!

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 12:17 PM, Mar 28th, 2014 via TweetDeck)

Jay Labov: Focus on separate disciplinary silos is a systems problem. Need to integrate, connect the dots.

via TweetDeck

EducationArcade From audience: Lots of in Need to establish standards/multiple pathways to demonstrate proficiency

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 12:07 PM, Mar 28th, 2014 via TweetDeck)

Pitting science, math, and ELA against each other doesn’t lead to a win. The CCSS ELA standards can be cross-disciplinary.

via TweetDeck

Question: What about career/tech education? (Is it time to reintegrate with “College-prep” schools? Both will use same standards?

via TweetDeck

@GeoffCyr: I think *practices* are key to integrating the disciplines, but content gets all the attention.

via TweetDeck

BBHGirl If female teachers aren’t psyched about science and math, their female students will not be either.

via Twitter Web Client (retweeted on 11:55 AM, Mar 28th, 2014 via TweetDeck)

@GeoffCyr Same in our 3rd-grade coding club.

via TweetDeck in reply to GeoffCyr

NWCIT: making science/tech/math meaningful, through relevant stories, projects, engages everyone, esp. girls. ncwit.org/infographic/34…

via TweetDeck

marsenault @EducationArcade my school has collaborated with local gov,UMaine, and local business through and more

via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 11:50 AM, Mar 28th, 2014 via TweetDeck)

First question about women in STEM. For computing/technology, see: dotdiva.org wnyc.org/story/way-we-t…

via TweetDeck

@projectlogin’s growing Tech Ambassadors includes professionals, educators, students, parents. Send DM with email to participate.

via TweetDeck

marsenault Bring in experts from your community to your schools. Sara Zito great examples from RSU21. educators need to reach out more.

via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 11:45 AM, Mar 28th, 2014 via TweetDeck)

RT @EducationArcade: How are people collaborating in Maine—univ/corps/schools/comm? (Question just asked. Minority atm)

via TweetDeck

DekkiFacepalms Focus on interdisciplinary education! I’ll get STEM in my SS, you’ll get History in your STEM

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 11:33 AM, Mar 28th, 2014 via TweetDeck)

Sara Ziro (RSU21): In past, we’ve hyper-focused on content. Now need to add A, R, more to STEM. Interdisciplinary proficiency.

via TweetDeck

RT @enginerd05: Maine RSU 21 lets PK-5 kids build and create with @ImgPlayground blocks. Cool!! imaginationplayground.com

via TweetDeck

Yarmouth Middle School provides Robotics team, STEAM initiative (w/the arts), and a Science Club. (All after school ELOs.)

via TweetDeck

By changing focus from “the disciplines” to interdisciplinary “practices,” we could surmount silos.

via TweetDeck

RT @ckesselheim: Glad to be hearing from K-12 continuum in panel just underway. Moderated by @Luke_C_Shorty

via TweetDeck

@marsenault @ckesselheim Big pressure coming from employers and new Maine diploma. UMPI is first in Maine to position for that.

via TweetDeck

@marsenault @ckesselheim Prior was rhetorical :) HS competency diploma with Guiding Principles perf assessments may fit bill.

via TweetDeck in reply to JayCollier

@marsenault @ckesselheim HE needs better criteria for admitting students beyond academic credentials. 21st-cent-skill portfolios?

via TweetDeck in reply to marsenault

@DekkiFacepalms Who’s doing what. Flipped classroom? Student-centered learning (UMPI)? Experiential education (USM)?

via TweetDeck in reply to DekkiFacepalms

@GeoffCyr Our employers report they hire those with greater 21st-century skills: collaboration, problem solving, ingenuity.

via TweetDeck in reply to GeoffCyr

Is there interest in asking about STEM integration with the arts, music, language, i.e., STEAM? Integration across all curricula?

via TweetDeck

@GCSSTEMedu Check out USM Campus Ventures: real world experience & research for all four years. A model to consider: usm.maine.edu/campusventures

via TweetDeck

@marsenault Tech as process, tech as tool, other? Really worth teasing out!

via TweetDeck in reply to marsenault

@GeoffCyr I am a fan of Pete’s “ingenuity” idea and the startup/innovation approach as context for lifelong learning @jknox78251

via TweetDeck

Pete Mickelson: “Technology” is about replicable recipes. Computers are not a “technology” but a tool. Pay attention to terms.

via TweetDeck

Pete Mickelson: Words are important. We should replace “engineer” with “ingenuity” which its the root.

via TweetDeck

@ckesselheim FYI, Dana Humphrey reported UMaine has a program for those with lower academic credentials

via TweetDeck in reply to ckesselheim

Why are academic credentials the predominant criteria for HE admission? How about 21st century skills/soft skills/Habits of Mind?

via TweetDeck

@mayacrosby Some students will have wanderlust, others will want to stay. What are the factors? HE needs more alumni knowledge

via TweetDeck in reply to mayacrosby

@mayacrosby When you include COLA comparison for cities where students go, less differential. We need to know more about alumni

via TweetDeck in reply to mayacrosby

But what happens after a student gets the degree? Are students being prepared for jobs here in Maine? Do they go elsewhere?

via TweetDeck

Humphrey: 2/3 of Maine HS graduates are not prepared to pursue STEM degrees. Maine is 47th per capita in engineering degrees.

via TweetDeck

Humphrey: Maine Math performance drops from 4th to 12th grade, unevenly distributed.

via TweetDeck

Dana Humphrey (UMaine): What about students who aren’t admitted or who are uninspired? Not acceptable.

via TweetDeck

Dana Humphrey (UMaine): Incoming students admitted to UM CofE are academically prepared, and graduate in 4.4 years average

via TweetDeck

RT @GCSSTEMedu: How do we inspire students’ in math? What is the balance between inquiry and ‘drilling’ practices?

via TweetDeck

Andy Anderson (USM): Some students are inspired, but not prepared, some the opposite, but not enough are both.

via TweetDeck

GeoffCyr Natural ability v. effort and persistence. Maine students need more of the latter, not “you know math or you don’t.”

via TweetDeck (retweeted on 9:57 AM, Mar 28th, 2014 via TweetDeck)

Hi! @GCSSTEMedu Will you use to save some characters? :)

via TweetDeck

Question: Does Maine’s K12 system send you prepared students? SMCC: It’s a societal problem: belief that math competency is fixed

via TweetDeck

Panel: What higher education institutions are doing to improve their students’ STEM ed experience: UMaine, USM, Colby, SMCC.

via TweetDeck

Jay Labov: We need to connect across disciplines. Light the fire, not fill the vessel. Peter Benson? youtube.com/watch?v=TqzUHc…

via TweetDeck

The Common Core, NGSS, social studies, and guiding principles competencies provide opportunity for interdisciplinary connections!

via TweetDeck

Can we choose one hashtag so we can have more characters for sharing? :)

via TweetDeck

Even big ideas are about content, albeit larger. What about competencies?

via TweetDeck

Labov: Science AP courses are being redesigned to focus on big ideas and evidence of learning. (Also AP Computer Science.)

via TweetDeck

Hmmm. RT @marsenault: Any teacher that can be replaced by a computer should be. via Jay Labov

via TweetDeck

If goal is satisfying work/life, the assembly-line (pipeline) model doesn’t work. Learners can choose best learning experiences.

via TweetDeck

Labov: Time to move from content-delivery to building connections and making meaning. Papert? en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Construct… @NASciences

via TweetDeck

What is the balance between STEM competencies and 21st century skills? (We like US DOL model: checkvist.com/checklists/442…)

via TweetDeck

Toffler: The illiterate of the 21st century will be those who cannot learn, unlearn, and relearn. @NASciences

via TweetDeck

Lavov: We need to move beyond the pipeline model to think about pathways. (Our take on that: goo.gl/djzO07) @NASciences

via TweetDeck

Fewer than 40% of students who enter college intending to major in a STEM field complete a STEM degree. Not relevant. @NASciences

via TweetDeck

300k STEM B & A students annually, and 1 million needed in 10 years. Question: Numbers don’t add up.

via TweetDeck

@NASciences is focusing on evidence of learning. “Brain, Mind, Experience, and School.” @mdoeSTEM

via TweetDeck

Hi @GeoffCyr! Are you here? Laurie Larsen suggested . Is another in use too? @marsenault @mayacrosby

via Twitter for Websites in reply to GeoffCyr

K-12 and Higher Education folks welcomed to the summit. Are there other business people here, too?

via TweetDeck

Jay Labov from the @NASciences is talking about “connecting the dots” across the educational ecosystem, looking over the horizon.

via TweetDeck

At the summit at Colby College today. Firehose of tweets for a few hours.

via TweetDeck

NPR: Grit (persistence, determination, resilience) may be key to student success, and as important as reading & math n.pr/1hakfjV

via Buffer

Pew: “The most highly-engaged library users are also big tech users” and believe “libraries make communities better.” to.pbs.org/1le9dRL

via Buffer

College Board is giving Khan Academy access to actual SAT questions in order to create test prep for the masses. tcrn.ch/1kQztyZ

via Buffer

Chuck Carter: Mobile game engines are getting easier, so there’s lot of competition. Key: you need a lot of persistence, and luck.

via TweetDeck

Chuck Carter is building a Bangor-based gaming company to take advantage of local talent, to give people a reason to come/stay here.

via TweetDeck

Chuck Carter: New project, Curio, follows life of girl who escapes abusive world through fantasy, grows with her. 2015 release.

via TweetDeck

@systemseed Yes, it’s been organic since day one.

via TweetDeck in reply to systemseed

Chuck Carter: Small, innovative game development teams can break through. Have people look at your work. Coders master the math!

via TweetDeck

Chuck Carter: After a decade of shooters, immersive gaming w/emotional, non-violent storytelling is returning. Untapped opportunity.

via TweetDeck

Chuck Carter: “Inspiration starts with curiosity.” People all around the world can create phenomenal digital art without training.

via TweetDeck

Chuck Carter at : From Myst to National Geographic to Guitar Hero. Now in Maine. twitter.com/ChuckCarterART pinterest.com/chuckmcarter/

via TweetDeck

@systemseed That’s a good question. Why don’t you add a column to encourage participants to note if they are?

via Twitter for iPhone in reply to systemseed

@sophnsully Yes! Next time you chat with Niles, let him know our new connection!

via Twitter Web Client

@MaineSchoolTech @treyboden DM me your email addresses if you’d like to join our Basecamp discussion on computing in Maine K12 schools.

via TweetDeck

.@MaineSchoolTech: I learned 3 question norm from CoderDojo.com: 1) ask neighbor 2) ask another student 3) then ask adult

via TweetDeck

.@jennjudkins Here are the computing in K-12 resources we’ve gathered so far. Suggestions welcome! projectlogin.com/k12

via TweetDeck in reply to jennjudkins

@nporter The Kyocera Event is now $49 at Best Buy, less elsewhere. Great idea from : ask students if their parents have old phones!

via TweetDeck in reply to nporter

priyamaine My son is obsessed with . After some playtime I realize how much physics he has learned through his roller coasters.

via Twitter for iPad (retweeted on 1:33 PM, Mar 8th, 2014 via TweetDeck)

snappity Now, how to convince Husson to host an edcamp type day in central maine? :)

via Tweetbot for iOS (retweeted on 1:33 PM, Mar 8th, 2014 via TweetDeck)

RT @TheTechRabbi Of course. “No Pencil Can Compare to an Engaging Teacher” either :) Who says an app can? pic.twitter.com/bjOcFwoeIQ

via TweetDeck

@scheney Yes, I’m here! I’ll look for you at lunch!

via Twitter Web Client in reply to scheney

.@adamburk Proficiency-based schools are learning comm. where teachers are coaches and students have voices & choice youtube.com/watch?v=WrIm7e…

via Twitter for Websites in reply to adamburk

Great backchannel at

via TweetDeck

MaineSchoolTech Ready to go? is under way. Join the 160+ educators for discussions all day long. Or edcampme.org pic.twitter.com/doF9HNgo2m

via Twitter for iPhone (retweeted on 8:47 AM, Mar 8th, 2014 via TweetDeck)

Still love this. Things on a university website vs. things people look for. Graphic: bit.ly/MDCzJM pic.twitter.com/YaMugKRSaC

via Buffer