Teaching Tolerance Magazine 2004

Spearheaded special project on Columbine High School, spending nine days at the school in 2004 to report their story of healing and coping five years after the tragedy; published in Teaching Tolerance, No. 26, Fall 2004

Voices of Columbine Article Series

Voices of Columbine

In the immediate aftermath of the Columbine school shootings, Principal Frank DeAngelis felt, in his own words, "the weight of the world on my shoulders."

Five years later, he still struggles for answers — and still loves his job.

Teaching Tolerance Research Fellow Emily Vickery spent nine days at Columbine leading up to the five-year memorial of the shootings.

Here are excerpts of her interview with DeAngelis, a man whose face and voice have become intertwined with the story of Columbine.

No Lesson Plan for Tragedy

Thirty-two Columbine teachers have remained at the school. Grief has become its own lesson plan.

Holocaust Survivor Inspires Healing

In the aftermath of the murders of 12 students and a teacher, Columbine High School turned to someone who knew first-hand how to overcome tragedy and build a path towards healing.

Art Fosters Healing

Through the efforts of a North Carolina artist, Columbine's library houses tranquility.

Reef for All

One Columbine teacher found solace and healing, for himself and others, in an unlikely place: a fish tank.

Work in Progress: Columbine Memorial

A park near the school will become a memorial honoring students, teachers and the community.

EDTECH Magazine 2007

Promoting Tolerance

In this project, students learn about themselves while producing multimedia presentations.

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 Studentsand 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

Teaching 2030

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 Massive Open Online Courses.


Read Emily’s blog Running the Digital River of Learning GO


Take Charge of Your Own Professional Learning - Next Generation Models June 2015 - Herding educators together for one-size-fits-all professional development often misses the mark of teachers’ real work, says Emily Vickery. Teachers now have tools to tailor their own professional learning “to maximize our growth.” Helpful resources included! GO

How Do We Close the Coding Opportunity Gap? October 2014 - Learning to code and write programs is a new literacy – some would say as important as reading, writing, and math. But how do we close the opportunity gap between those who have access to digital literacy instruction and those who don’t? GO

Are You Hacking Your School’s Learning Spaces? August 2014 What happens, wonders learning architect Emily Vickery, when schools rethink the use of space – “shifting from traditional approaches to an emphasis on participatory spaces that take advantage of learning research and digital technologies? GO