Author Archives: susieblair

#RayofHope: Inspiring thoughts from Out of Eden Learn students

For many of us—especially in the United States—the political landscape in which we currently find ourselves is increasingly unnerving. With so much divisiveness in our public discourse and an often overwhelming amount of troubling news stories, it can be difficult to find moments of inspiration, hopefulness, or clarity. Now, more than ever, we (the Out […]

Animals, peace, and borders: Paul Salopek responds to student work

Paul Salopek recently took the time to look at and reply to a selection of student work from Out of Eden Learn, including some pieces in Spanish. In this blog post we highlight three very different pieces of student work along with Paul’s responses. Together, they show the range of ways in which students (and […]

How learners slow down with Out of Eden Learn: Research insights and updates (Part 2 of 2)

This post was co-authored by Susie Blair and Shari Tishman from Project Zero. In our first post of this two-part series, we introduced the “slow” research strand that the Out of Eden Learn team is currently pursuing. This is research that aims to understand what students find compelling about the activities in the OOEL curriculum […]

Slow Journalism and Out of Eden Learn

Susie Blair has been a Research Assistant for the Out of Eden Learn project since the summer of 2015. As a Research Assistant, she helps organize and collect student work, conducts research with the project’s principal investigators, manages the project’s social media accounts and creates resources for participating educators. She holds a B.A. from Northeastern […]

Paul in conversation with students: a Google+ Hangout

Despite intermittent internet service, long and tiring days of walking, and various roadblocks along the path of his trek, Paul enjoys finding time to engage directly with the Out of Eden Learn community. Before heading off on the trail once again, this time toward the Silk Road of Central Asia, Paul participated in a Google+ […]