Ralph Córdova, Ph.D.
Developer of ResponsiveDesign, a Theory of Inquiry & Innovation
I enter my 30th year in the profession a deeply-practiced teacher-researcher and leader; a published theorist, and an ethnographic designer of vibrant learning cultures. And still, I know the best is yet to come.
My pedagogical and theoretical perspectives—the ability to build and lead teams to create something altogether transformative and transcendent—have shaped how I got to now. I am the developer of ResponsiveDesign, a theory of inquiry and innovation.
My intellectual roots are grounded in my growing up teaching as a bilingual elementary teacher in Santa Barbara, CA; shaped by the National Writing Project culture; and sharpened through the process of completing a Ph.D. in Education at the University of California Santa Barbara.
The last three decades has seen me route a journey of learning and discovery as a third grade teacher for 14 years, to a university faculty member for 14 years, then later founding a K-8 public school on transdisciplinary approaches. My theoretical perspective called Cultural Landscapes is practiced and further developed by my research community called the Cultural Landscapes Collaboratory (CoLab).