Author: jasonmkern

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Goldilocks knows what a vine needs

The more I learn about the nuances and intricacies of wine and wine making, the more I need to break it down into the simple building blocks. When you consider the final product of the wine in your glass and how it smells, tastes and finishes you may not think...

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Dukes Pinot – A Family Affair

We made our first trip to Dukes Family Vineyards in the summer of 2015. Dukes has a beautiful spot in the Eola-Amity Hills of the Willamette Valley. In 2015 we tasted in their small building overlooking their pond. As the picture indicates, the small tasting room allowed for beautiful views...

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Diving into the Diploma

A couple weeks ago I opened a surprising, to me, email. You see it was congratulating me on passing my WSET Level 3 Award for Wine with Merit. Don’t get me wrong I was very excited to not only pass but get by with Merit. I had taken the Level...

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My Wine Journey

Welcome to my journey in wine. While my first experience in visiting wineries happened in 2008 in the Tuscan countryside. My passion for wine really begun on our first trip to the Willamette Valley of Oregon in 2011. Since then we have made six trips back to the rolling Dundee...

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Just the Beginning

So what have I accomplished over the last 18 months in the Digital Learning and Leading Program? One of my fellow cohort members, Michelle Heckaman, summed it up pretty well when she suggested that the DLL program is about learning how to take ownership of our own learning and to...

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More than a Business Class – an Actual Business

As I continue to reflect on the last 18 months, a lot has centered around my innovation project of creating a method of entrepreneurial education. While it is certainly not like my initial innovation plan http://jasonmkern.com/projects/entrepreneurial-track/entrepreneurial-initiative/ this semester has been one of the most rewarding in my 21 years as...

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My COVA Journey as a Learner

I’m going to spend the next few weeks reflecting upon my learning journey over the last 18 months in several posts here on the blog. This first post really surrounds what I have come to embrace as Choice, Ownership, Voice through Authentic assessments (I prefer learning to assessments) or COVA....

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Reflecting on My Last Month

For the last month I have been investigating Digital Citizenship and what it means for our learners today. Using Mike Ribble’s nine elements of digital citizenship was new to me although most of the concepts themselves were not. He has quite a few resources at http://www.digitalcitizenship.net/Home_Page.php for others to check...

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Take Care of Each Other

While we have talked about citizenship vs. digital citizenship and the importance of the nine elements, one of the biggest discussions we have today has to surround bullying and cyberbullying. While much of cyberbullying is becoming more understood, there are still several misconceptions. Hinduja and Patchin define cyberbullying as using...

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Navigating Sharing Today

No discussion about digital citizenship can be complete without diving into copyright. I believe copyright discussions are more important today than ever as technology makes violating the creators rights too easy. Often times we as teachers or our students do even think about the fact that we are doing it....