Estonia - In January 2011 on behalf of the United States Department of State, Emily collaborated with students, representatives of the local Ministry of Education, Tallinn School Board, school principals and educators in tolerance, diversity, teacher cultural competence, and de-segregation efforts. Emily developed a collection of resources to share and support Estonian-American communication and collaboration. Visit the Wiki - GO

She also shared the American experience in tolerance education at the International Conference: Tolerance in the Dialogue Between Nations, which was organized by the Estonian Ministry of Culture.

Serbia - In 2006 - 2007, Emily, also on behalf of the United States Department of State, facilitated government agencies and non-profits in developing a national anti-bullying policy for Serbian schools. GO

Read the Special Protocol: For Protection of Children and Pupils from Violence Abuse and Neglect in Education Institutions GO

In other news, Emily visited American Corners in Kragujevac, Serbia. GO


This wiki-based National Association of Independent Schools presentation, Leading a 21st Century Learning Community for Change and Innovation, highlights an eclectic approach one K-12 school has undertaken to promote 21st century learning (February 2009). GO

Social Media in the Schoolhouse

Welcome to Emily Vickery’s Digital CV

As a member of the Center for Teaching Quality TeacherSolutions 2030 team,

Emily co-authored the book, released January 2011, Teaching 2030: What We

Must Do for Our Students and Our Public Schools Now Into the Future about the

“powerful, innovative vision that articulates a portrait of education in the year 2030.” GO

Learn more in the article The Teachers of 2030 published in the ASCD May 2010 edition of Educational Leadership - GO - and at Teachers College Press. GO

Read Emly’s interview about the book with Alabama Best Practices Center. GO

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Teaching 2030

Teaching Tolerance Around the Globe

Learning Community Presentation

In this Spring 2011 article from Teaching Tolerance magazine, learn how the iPod Pals program promotes social justice. GO

Notre Dame Principal Academy 2011

Emily worked with principals at the Notre Dame Principal Academy on 21st Century learning. Visit her resources at the Learning Collaborative. GO

Read Emily’s blog Running the Digital River of Learning - where she writes about a range of topics, including leadership, professional learning, best practices, and emerging trends. GO

Teaching 2030: Leveraging Teacher Prep 2.0

As a member of the Center for Teaching Quality project, Emily co-authored the report Teaching 2030: Leveraging Teacher Preparation 2.0, which  examines what works today in isolated pockets of teacher preparation, but dares to rethink the profession to better serve students.

Largely drawn from Emily’s writing, Teacherpreneurs Mentor Edupunks: Convergence Reshapes Teacher Preparation for Today and into the Future , the report’s section Teacher Preparation 3.0 imagines the direction of the profession (and teacher preparation), including a deeper understanding and enlarged application of connectivism, digital literacies, gamification, learning playlists, and long tail teaching led by learning architects who can drive Open Educational Resources and next generation professional learning.

Listen to the recorded panel discussion on the report, on which Emily was a speaker, at the School Leadership Summit. GO

Highlighted by Connected Educators, read Emily’s interview here. She notes in this interview her anticipation of things to come, such as in crafting new designs and expanding access to quality learning. Emily notes that when learning is open and free, positive cultural and economic shifts will happen that will reshape a notion of what an education is and redefine learning, while the role of teacher will morph into novel applications.

Learning Forward Presentation a Success

December 2014: Emily co-presented with other teacher leaders - Shannon C’de Baca, Anne Jolly, and Renee Moore - in Nashville on the power of Connected Professional Development. In the session, Teachers Connect to Transform Our Practice and Our Profession, they shared strategies for connecting with far-flung peers in 24/7 virtual communities, such as the Center for Teaching Quality’s Collaboratory, to develop leadership and inform practice. We shared resources, developed personalized plans, and explored establishing and sustaining virtual learning communities. GO

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Visioning for a New Learning Landscape at iSummit Conference

June 2015: Emily presented at the iSummit Conference, a project of the Lighthouse Coalition of Schools, on A Mashup of Topics, Trends, and Innovations for Visioning for a New Learning Landscape. Atlanta's Westminster Schools hosted the two-day retreat.

She used the new PLAYDate model of professional learning, which shares resources via Google Sheets. Participants explored resources – from augmented reality and agile learning spaces to competency-based learning and new curricula designs – to create learning opportunities students deserve. GO

NEA’s Teacher Leadership Initiative: A Social Justice Framework Highlighting Diversity, Equity, and Cultural Competence in Action

June 2015: As a panel speaker, Emily shared her experience in co-teaching the online Social Justice Course for the National Education Association's Teacher Leadership Initiative in conjunction with The Center for Teaching Quality. During the winter 2015 interactive, virtual course, teacher leaders explored personal values, while deepening their understanding of complex issues related to cultural proficiency and social justice.