Innovation

The Big Ideas Fest Pushes for Progress

Creative thinkers and innovators will gather next month in Half Moon Bay to brainstorm and implement progressive ideas in education at the Big Ideas Fest. In groups called Action Collabs, they’ll tackle big-picture questions like how to help teachers influence and have impact on learners, how to create opportunities to learn for students who are … Continue reading The Big Ideas Fest Pushes for Progress →

High Schoolers Challenged to Try Design Thinking

Design thinking is not just for professional designers. Anyone, including high school students, can find a way to apply creative problem-solving skills to important social problems. And that’s the point of School: By Design, as reported by Good’s Allison Arieff.  The youth-mentoring program, initatied by Design Ignites Change challenges high-schoolers in underserved communities to redesign … Continue reading High Schoolers Challenged to Try Design Thinking →

4 Thoughts on the Tech Gap in Schools

Here at the Education Nation event in New York, I got to sit in a few vibrant panels. Among them was one called “Educating the Digital Generation: What are the roles and responsibilities of media and learning?” The panelists were Joel Rose, Reed Hastings, Weili Dai, Dick Robinson, Milton Chen, Barry Schuler, Nancy Peretsman. Here … Continue reading 4 Thoughts on the Tech Gap in Schools →

“Waiting for Superman”: Coming Soon

Next week, the movie “Waiting for Superman” will be released to much fanfare and media attention. Made by the director of “An Inconvenient Truth,” this documentary is a call-to-action for everyone in the education community to start instituting major reform within what’s known as the broken public education system. I haven’t yet seen the film, … Continue reading “Waiting for Superman”: Coming Soon →

Milton Chen and MindShift on KQED’s Forum

In a discussion with Michael Krasny earlier today on the KQED program Forum, Milton Chen and I discussed a wide range of subjects, including Milton’s new book “Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools,” the role of open-source information such as Wikipedia in the classroom, and how technology affects creativity in kids, … Continue reading Milton Chen and MindShift on KQED’s Forum →

Education Nation: Questions for Milton Chen, Cont’d

In the first part of our Q&A with Milton Chen, author of Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in Our Schools, we discussed the importance of training teachers to take advantage of tech tools, exemplary schools that are embracing technology, and finding great content on the web. Our conversation continues. Q. What are some … Continue reading Education Nation: Questions for Milton Chen, Cont’d →

Education Nation: Questions for Milton Chen

Individual teachers and entire school districts are reinventing the learning model and pushing the boundaries of traditional teaching methods with great success. Milton Chen’s new book Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in Our Schools, chronicles these examples and pushes for major reform in education. Chen is a senior fellow and executive director emeritus … Continue reading Education Nation: Questions for Milton Chen →

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