The Creativity Edge in Education: Arts, Technology, & Passion
The Creativity Edge in Education: Arts, Technology & Passion Learning & The Brain Conference San Francisco, February 14, 2013 Milton Chen, Ph.D., Senior Fellow George Lucas Educational Foundation San Francisco Bay Area firstname.lastname@example.org 1
Good News #2:Neuroscience Supports Creative,Collaborative, Passionate Learning!
Creative Learning = Authentic LearningSchool Life = Real Life“the great waste comes from [the child’s] inability toutilize the experiences he gets outside the school…within the school…on the other hand, he is unable toapply in daily life what he is learning at school.”John Dewey, The School and Society lecture,University of Chicago, 1899
Imagine an Education Nation…A learning society where education ofchildren is the highest priority, on parwith a strong economy, highemployment, and national security.A nation is only as good as itseducational system.
• Creativity & Innovation: Key to an Education Nation• A “Must Do,” Not Just “Nice to Know”• Internet Time: Google 15 Years Old, YouTube 8 Years, MOOC 4 Years• Every 30 seconds, 24 Hours of New YouTube Video
Growth vs. Fixed Mindset: Students, Educators, & Parents
The Technology Edge• Weapons of Mass Instruction, 1:1 edutopia.org/maine-project-learning- schools-that-work• iPod, iListen, iRead sites.google.com/a/eusd.org/eusd-iread/• Online Learning edutopia.org/stw-online-learning- new-breakthroughs• Assistive Tech/Universal Design
What’s your definition ofa great school?Make it short and measurable!
Do the students run in at thesame rate they run out?Assess Passion for Learning!