Transitioning Leadership & Learning Partnerships

How do spaces for learning embody and enact worlds and practices we hope to live into, challenging the oppressive, racist, colonial arrangements of most education? Can “program evaluation” and learning become friends? Can we use these ideas to support transitions of program and organizational leadership to those most impacted by the issues said programs are trying to solve?

The prefigurative politics of leadership education: Connecting our practice to broader movements
Why do leadership education, if not for creating social change?

The classroom as laboratory: A theoretical grounding of the intentional emergence framework for leadership development
Theorizing (from practice) a case-in-point that prefigures imagined futures, rather than grappling only with the ghosts of the past.

Everybody Teach! Upending Traditional Disciplinary Curriculum to Create Co-Taught, Praxis-Based, Higher Education Courses
A book chapter, written with former students become colleagues, on using an entire class as a way to practice youth work.

The Experiential Politics of Popular Education
Quick rendering of my notes on the topic en route to a larger paper.

Head, Heart, Hands: A mini-framework for praxis
A brief description of a framework for moving Espoused Theory into Theory-in-Use.

Stop making guidelines and ground rules. Make practices instead.
Some quick thoughts on my approach to organizing conversations around brave, inclusive, and anti-oppressive spaces.

Co-Creating Open Educational Resources with My Students
A full outline of the project I use to co-create OERs and co-teach my class with my students.

Overhauling my course during COVID-19 online instruction, ungrading (grade contracts), and real-world assignments
An overview of changes I made to my course that I believe are meaningful.

“We don’t want a teacher”: Using the past to offer fresh eyes to contemporary practice
The Citizenship Schools of the Civil Rights Movement offer a model for classrooms and youthworkers today.

Walking the Razor’s Edge: Risks and Rewards for Students and Faculty Adopting Case in Point Teaching and Learning Approaches
Case-in-point teaching approaches challenge us to practice new relationship to each other and authority in the relatively safer “lab” of the classroom.

Designing an Inclusive Intercultural Online Participatory Seminar for Higher Education Teachers and Professionals
What does it take to design an open online class that involves meaningful peer engagement, significant instructor feedback, and takes on a challenging topic?

Learning from Early Childhood Education: Higher Ed and the Process of Becoming (a related essay)
Higher ed could learn a lot from the thoughtfulness early childhood ed teachers have put into their practice.

Evaluation Advisory Groups
How can participation be built more deeply into the fabric of evaluation?

Data Justice & Community Informatics

How do we use social and digital tech to create systems of relationship and production that confront oppression and colonization while working toward a more just world?

Data Cooperative
An Internet Policy Review glossary definition of Data Cooperatives in the context of other data intermediaries.

Emerging Tensions in Data Work: Staff and Youth Perspectives in Youth-Serving Organizations
Staff and youth perspectives inform better approaches to data work in youth-serving organizations.

Surfacing Human Service Organizations’ Data Use Practices: Toward a Critical Performance Measurement Framework
A preliminary framework using design justice principles to (re)design data work in human service organizations.

Real Big Data: How We Know Who We Know in Youth Work
What does the “big” in big data really mean? Maybe it could mean how meaningful the data is in someone’s life (quality) rather than quantity.

Bigger data, less wisdom: The need for more inclusive collective intelligence in social service provision
Examining the ways collective impact work tends to work from a pretty narrow view of who is part of the “collective.”

The Political Economy of Data in Collective Impact
Some preliminary ideas about the ways economics are shaping data work in collective impact.

Ethics and Data Use
A now somewhat dated but solid list of articles on this topic.

Open Data and Civic Technology
I was a panel participant, critical of open data use in civic tech (video).

Key Concepts for Doing Social Work in a Digital Age
A list of introductory materials on this topic.

How Open Data & Access will Transform Child & Youth Care Research
Presentation with detailed notes and references.

Using open data and open source tools to support social work
Presentation with detailed notes and references.

Canaries in the Data Mine: Understanding the Proprietary Design of Youth Environments. A review of the book.

To the Cloud: Big Data in a Turbulent World. A review of the book.

Favela Digital: The Other Side of Technology. A review of the book.

Civic Media: Technology, design, practice. A review of the book.

Constructing Digital Cultures: Tweets, trends, race, and gender. A review of the book.

Smart World Cities in the 21st Century. A review of the book.