Category Archives: What is EAST?

Sharing My EAST as #ArkansasGives

When my friend Dr. Kelly Lyon asked me to consider joining the EAST Initiative Board of Directors in 2010, I didn’t even know what the acronym stood for.  Kelly described EAST in terms that I found compelling: project learning, technology, … Continue reading

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The ‘Whoas’ of 2016

Note from Matt: Today we’re turning over the EASTWord to the “man behind the curtain,” Spencer Watson. Spencer is our Communications Manager and my editor-in-residence (not an easy job). Spencer wanted to apply his super power to the blog. I’ll … Continue reading

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Exceptional Exemplars

NOTE: You can find this blog entry and more stories from around the Initiative in the upcoming issue of EAST Quarterly, available Dec. 1 at https://issuu.com/eastquarterly.   In 2009 we quietly started a special program to recognize outstanding EAST students who … Continue reading

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Here’s What is Happening

Hello, It’s Good to Be Back   Well, I know that it has been a while since we last met here on the blog, but we here at EAST have been busy “dreaming up” a more coordinated communications strategy and … Continue reading

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Summer Seminar 2012

This year marked EAST’s 13th Summer Seminar for facilitators—the Seminar is actually older than the Conference if you can believe that—and it proved to be an incredible experience. The goal of our annual gathering is to share best practices, prepare … Continue reading

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International Society of Technology and Education Spotlights The EAST Initiative

Yesterday’s experience of helping coordinate a video shoot for a national (and international) audience proved to be one of the most rewarding experiences in recent memory. Having the opportunity to see the work of the Initiative showcased through the words … Continue reading

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The T in EAST

Today we finish up our four part series on the Acronym EAST and look at one of the most visible components of the EAST environment, the technology. I’ll never forget the first time I saw one of my students actually … Continue reading

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