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Arne Duncan Teaching Summer School? Why Not?

Can you imagine if Arne Duncan took five weeks off this summer to teach summer school? This is one of Dave Orphal’s propositions during his successful TEDxSFED talk in March. Orphal pitched the idea of a “teacherpreneur”: educational leaders continue to find ways to work in the classroom, while practicing teachers have a say in … Continue reading Arne Duncan Teaching Summer School? Why Not? →

What the Heck is a ‘Teacherpreneur’?

Re-imagining the institution of education will have to be done from different levels. At TEDxSFED on Saturday, we heard from inspirational speakers who spoke to these various perspectives: a principal who literally handed the keys to his school to a student; a design thinker who recreated the school day based on a student’s interests and … Continue reading What the Heck is a ‘Teacherpreneur’? →

TEDxSFED Invites Educators and Innovators

A reminder about this Saturday’s upcoming TEDxSFED event on April 9, when big thinkers and innovators will come together to re-imagine education both in and out of the classroom. The theme is mashEDup and will highlight new and different approaches to learning. The main event will happen at SOMArts, plus there will be three simulcast … Continue reading TEDxSFED Invites Educators and Innovators →

TEDxSFED: Re-imagine Education

I’m excited about the upcoming TEDxSF-ED event on April 9. That’s when big thinkers and innovators will come together to re-imagine education both in and out of the classroom. The theme is mashEDup and will highlight new and different approaches to learning. The main event will happen at SOMArts, plus there will be three simulcast … Continue reading TEDxSFED: Re-imagine Education →

Re-imagining Education at TEDxSFED

Earlier this week, I was inspired by a passionate group of people dedicated to boosting the education system, from inside and outside the system. They gathered at one of the TEDxSFED event here at the KQED headquarters to share their ideas. One conversation in particular stayed with me long after the attendees had left. “Why … Continue reading Re-imagining Education at TEDxSFED →

Spark the Conversation at TEDxSFED

Inspiring educators and thinkers are gathering here at the KQED (and MindShift) headquarters next Tuesday, Feb. 22, to brainstorm ideas on re-imagining education at one of the TEDxSFED events. They’ll be talking about everything from designing learning spaces to balancing technology with real experiences, to using media for learning, to scaling up innovation in schools. … Continue reading Spark the Conversation at TEDxSFED →

TED-Talking About Innovation

“The appetite for innovation is growing, and all of these practices we’ve been talking about for the last 10 years are becoming new models for schools.” – Milton Chen, author of Education Nation and senior fellow and executive director, emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation at last night’s TedxSFED kick-off event. Check out the … Continue reading TED-Talking About Innovation →

TEDxSFED Kick-Off Event Wed 1/19 in San Francisco

Education advocates and innovators are gathering tomorrow evening, Wednesday, Jan. 19 at the TEDxSFED kick-off event in San Francisco. It’s the first in a series of talks and gatherings about innovations in education that lead up to the main event on April 9. TEDxSFED will showcase a mosaic of learning paradigms with speakers who are … Continue reading TEDxSFED Kick-Off Event Wed 1/19 in San Francisco →

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