Steve has been in public education since 1972. He has taught at the middle and high school levels, and served as a building level administrator for over a decade. He has worked in school improvement and school reform since 1992. In addition he has taught at the university level in educational administration and lead superintendents in their study of the future.
Steve has been at ESSDACK since 1991. Beginning as the School Improvement Specialist, Steve worked with ESSDACK schools as they began the accreditation process through QPA. Today Steve’s duties center around Schools Of The Future working with ESSDACK staff, educators, board members, and other policy makers on the transition of schools in the Information Age.
Steve officially retired September 1, 2005 but is still employed at ESSDACK on a part time basis. He serves as a observer/liaison between ESSDACK and KSDE helping coordinate activities and interactions between the two agencies.
Dr. Roger Schank’s 12 cognitive processes
Cognitive Processes That Underlie Learning
Prediction: making a prediction about the outcome of actions
Modeling: building a conscious model of the process
Experimentation: experimentation and re-planning based on success and failure
Evaluation: improving our ability to determine the value of something on many different dimensions
Diagnosis: making a diagnosis of a complex situation by identifying relevant factors and seeking causal explanations
Planning: learning to plan; needs analysis; conscious and subconscious understanding of what goals are satisfied by what plans; use of conscious case based planning
Causation: detecting what has caused a sequence of events to occur by relying on a case basis of previous knowledge of similar situations (case-based reasoning)
Judgment: making an objective judgment
Influence: understanding how others respond to your request and recognizing consciously and unconsciously how to improve the process
Teamwork: learning how to achieve goals by using a team, consciously allocating roles, managing input from others, coordinating actors, and handling conflicts
Negotiation: making a deal; negotiation/contracts
Describing: creating and using conscious descriptions of situations to identify faults to be fixed