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Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
Initial ted talk on education
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  • 1. What will it take to make a  radical shift in the state of public schools in America today?
  • 2. PRESCHOOL for the ARTS
  • 3. Natural COLLABORATORS
  • 4. A SENSORY-RICH Environment
  • 5. EXPRESSIVE
  • 6. MOVEMENT is a powerfulform of engagement!
  • 7. INQUIRY:  To re-define EDUCATION for AMERICA in the 21st century.
  • 8. US DEPT. OF EDUCATION   2001: ACT OF CONGRESS: No Child Left Behind (NCLB) calling for standardized testing nationwide.   2006: ANSWERING THE CHALLENGE OF A CHANGING WORLD: strengthening education in the 21st century   Bush’s answer: The American Competitive Initiative
  • 9.   Obama’s answer:   EDUCATE TO INNOVATE Campaign to increase STEM literacy (Science, Technology, Engineering, Math)  2009: American Recovery and Reinvestment Act: RACE TO THE TOP Program to improve student outcomes.  Aug 2011: Providing RELIEF (from NCLB) in return for reform.
  • 10.   What are the goals of EDUCATION in America?  Creating an American work-force capable of competing successfully in the global economy?  Or is education about the individual?
  • 11. EDUCATION  the process of receiving or giving systematic instruction.  INSTRUCTION  a direction calling for compliance synonyms: decree, dictate, command, order
  • 12. EDUCE   to draw out, evoke or elicit {information, solutions}  to evolve or develop {esp. from a latent or potential state}  to interpret, see, make sense of
  • 13.  Competition Compliance  Cooperation  Collaboration
  • 14. What I propose:  The goal of American EDUCATION be aimed towards creating empowered citizens/individuals, prepared and motivated to create a sustainable world, developing skills to collaborate and design a future of promise and of global well-being.
  • 15.   What are the systems of interconnection that each child is born into?  What is the ideal relationship of support and connection between the child/individual and the nation/planet/interconnected world?
  • 16.   Through the process of exploring these relationships and eco-social systems, we can begin to re-define EDUCATION.
  • 17.   What would an EDUCATION focused on the child, look like — living and learning in scale with their needs, sustainable within the larger context?
  • 18. What is at the CORE of learning?  What are the CORE subjects for learning in a time of amplified change?  Are science, math, engineering & technology {STEM} at the core?  If INNOVATION is at the core of our achievement goals, how can we cultivate the qualities of innovative thinking?  What role can THE ARTS play in developing the skills of mental acuity that facilitates INNOVATION, COLLABORATION and an ETHIC OF CARING about the well-being of oneself and others?
  • 19. INQUIRY: towards a re-definition of EDUCATION  Where do language, communication, cultural understanding and ethics fit in?  What is relevant to learn? And how is it best learned?  What will be the new role for teachers in a re- defined school system?
  • 20. FURTHER INQUIRY: towards a re-definition of EDUCATION  What will the learning environment look like in a school system aimed at cooperation and collaboration, rather than competition and compliance?  How might the hard structures of our current educational systems be re-designed? The bells, desks, hallways, whiteboards and teacher-driven instruction?
  • 21. MORE QUESTIONS OF INQUIRY: What do YOU wonder about?  What would interactions look like in a globally- aware, child-centered learning environment?  Can we move towards an emergent curriculum, generated by student curiosity and supported by teacher resourcefulness?
  • 22. What I propose:  Engaging the primary STAKEHOLDERS  Using strategies of COLLABORATIVE DESIGN  Create a THINK-TANK CURRICULUM for K-12 students — to give every child a voice and empower each child to engage directly in the re- design of their learning environment and process.
  • 23.   Students will develop strategies, skills and qualities of innovative thinking, preparing them to collaborate and tackle global issues, connecting them directly to the larger interconnected systems impacting them.  Passing on the message of sustainability.  Future-casting a positive outlook on our changing world.

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