This blog is an exploration of learning and education in the 21st century.
I’m blogging to reflect on my work as an educator, my life as a spouse and parent, and the media that I consume – books, news, television, movies, blogs, etc. My goal is that the writing I do here will help to hone my beliefs, becoming a better spouse, parent, teacher and administrator in the process.
Alex Ragone transforms education by empowering students, teachers, and parents to solve problems in their community and beyond. He is the founding Head of School at AltSchool Union Square where he is creating a model for what education can be in the future. Alex began his Independent School career as a Director of Technology at The Calhoun School (98-01) and Collegiate School (01-12) where he supported teachers in the incorporation of student centered teaching practices driven by the use of technology. He then served as Director of Middle and Upper School (3rd – 8th grades) at the progressive, City and Country School, where he built systems for enabling more integrated curricula between classroom educators and specialists as well as redesigned the middle school electives program.
Alex earned a Master’s Degree in Instructional Design and Media from Teachers College and a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology from George Washington University. He lives in South Orange, New Jersey with his wife and three children (16, 14, and 11). His blog can be found here: https://alexragone.wordpress.com/ and you can follow him on Twitter at @alexragone.
Email at alex.ragone [at] gmail.com.