Seeking to Connect with KMers in K-12 #schools


Araceli Hintermeister
 

Hello, 

I'm developing some strategic goals for my position as Knowledge Manager in a K-12 school district and was curious to see if any Knowledge Managers in this group were doing similar work. I'm the first person in this role and the first person doing this type of work for the organization. There is a lot of work to do and I'd just like to compare with others. 

If you or someone you know has worked in knowledge management within K-12 education and would be open to talking, please let me know. 

Thank you!


John Hovell
 

Congrats Araceli and thanks for sharing/asking. The first thought that comes to mind is “STEMmerday”, which is like an application of KM to the education system.

 

Here’s the blog that got it started:

Learning System Idea: Death of Education, Dawn of Learning (learningidea.blogspot.com)

 

And one of the schools that’s been practicing it for 10 years since:

Overview / STEMmerday! (lcps.org)

 

Hope that’s supportive, albeit possibly slightly indirect,

John

 

 

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Hello, 

I'm developing some strategic goals for my position as Knowledge Manager in a K-12 school district and was curious to see if any Knowledge Managers in this group were doing similar work. I'm the first person in this role and the first person doing this type of work for the organization. There is a lot of work to do and I'd just like to compare with others. 

If you or someone you know has worked in knowledge management within K-12 education and would be open to talking, please let me know. 

Thank you!


Boris Jaeger
 

Hi Araceli,
 
a huge challenge. Like John I don't know anybody doing such a job but you may maybe find someone by contacting the following organizations.
 
IKIT at the University of Toronto developed the popular knowledge building theory, founded Knowledge Building International (KBI) in 2012, and is running annual Knowledge Building Institutes around the world.
 
ISKME has engaged in Knowledge Management in the past. (see paper) Current focus is on Open Educational Resources.
 
APQC is at least a leader in the field of Knowledge Management.
 
Finaly, one for your book shelf and an oldie (maybe a goldie)
  • Karen Edge (2005): Powerful public sector knowledge management: A school district example. Journal of Knowledge Management 9(6):42-52 (full text)
 
Sunny regards from Germany,
Boris


Murray Jennex
 

several years ago I was a member of the TechSets committee for California schools.  My role was as a IS/KM/Cybersecurity advisor.  One topic we really focused on was KM for teachers to help spread good practices and materials.  We also discussed curriculum issues but as I recall most of those dealt with teaching IS literacy and cybersecurity literacy to students.  KM was in the discussion also.  Let me know if you want to talk sometime, not sure I have a lot more to add but I'm not sure what you are looking for....murray jennex


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Hi Araceli,
 
a huge challenge. Like John I don't know anybody doing such a job but you may maybe find someone by contacting the following organizations.
 
IKIT at the University of Toronto developed the popular knowledge building theory, founded Knowledge Building International (KBI) in 2012, and is running annual Knowledge Building Institutes around the world.
 
ISKME has engaged in Knowledge Management in the past. (see paper) Current focus is on Open Educational Resources.
 
APQC is at least a leader in the field of Knowledge Management.
 
Finaly, one for your book shelf and an oldie (maybe a goldie)
  • Karen Edge (2005): Powerful public sector knowledge management: A school district example. Journal of Knowledge Management 9(6):42-52 (full text)
 
Sunny regards from Germany,
Boris


Araceli Hintermeister
 

Hello all, 

Thank you so much for the resources and suggestions! These resources are already really helpful at looking at KM at a district level and I hope to dig into them more soon. 

- Araceli 


 

Hey Araceli, 
I have not worked as a knowledge manager in a district but I have worked in a district as a curriculum technology specialist at the district level for several years, and now I'm a Knowledge Manager at a software company! If you ever need someone to ping ideas off of our discuss happy to help! Interesting I have never come across a district with the position but I can see how useful it would be! 
Lesley