Update #2 for the Tribe

At this point I’m eight weeks into my listening tour and starting to shift from listening to synthesis. The listening tour will never be over, but after 86 interviews with educators,  students, parents, city council members, business people, nonprofits,  librarians  and members of the community,  the puzzle pieces are becoming clearer.   In this update, I’ll talk about some of  the puzzle pieces that represent players in Fremont.

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Parker Thomas
Update #1 for the Tribe

To get started,  I am on a 6 to 8 week listening tour to meet people in the community to understand the real scope of this project, learn what companies are looking for and understand what terms such as “making” and “Advanced manufacturing” mean in Fremont.  This week I had 14 new meetings with teachers, instructional coaches, librarians, two principals, community members and the primary funder behind Remake Learning Pittsburgh.  It was very, well, educational.

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Parker Thomas