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The Creativity Edge in Education:  Arts, Technology & Passion      Learning & The Brain Conference      San Francisco, Feb...
Good News #1:Happy Valentine’s Day!
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...
Neuroscience & Cognitive Science:Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences1. Verbal2. Logical/Mathematical3. Visual4. Musica...
“Average students learn subject   matter in a third or less ofpresent time, pleasurably rather        than painfully.”    ...
LearningAny Time, Any Place, Any Path, Any Pace
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Imagine an Education Nation…A learning society where education ofchildren is the highest priority, on parwith a strong eco...
• Creativity & Innovation:  Key to an Education Nation• A “Must Do,” Not Just “Nice to Know”• Internet Time: Google 15 Yea...
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, iLi...
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!
The Creativity Edge in Education: Arts, Technology, & Passion
The Creativity Edge in Education: Arts, Technology, & Passion
The Creativity Edge in Education: Arts, Technology, & Passion
The Creativity Edge in Education: Arts, Technology, & Passion
The Creativity Edge in Education: Arts, Technology, & Passion
The Creativity Edge in Education: Arts, Technology, & Passion
The Creativity Edge in Education: Arts, Technology, & Passion
The Creativity Edge in Education: Arts, Technology, & Passion
The Creativity Edge in Education: Arts, Technology, & Passion
The Creativity Edge in Education: Arts, Technology, & Passion
The Creativity Edge in Education: Arts, Technology, & Passion
The Creativity Edge in Education: Arts, Technology, & Passion
The Creativity Edge in Education: Arts, Technology, & Passion
The Creativity Edge in Education: Arts, Technology, & Passion
The Creativity Edge in Education: Arts, Technology, & Passion
The Creativity Edge in Education: Arts, Technology, & Passion
The Creativity Edge in Education: Arts, Technology, & Passion
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The Creativity Edge in Education: Arts, Technology, & Passion

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The Creativity Edge in Education: Arts, Technology, & Passion

  1. 1. 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 milton.chen@edutopia.org 1
  2. 2. Good News #1:Happy Valentine’s Day!
  3. 3. Good News #2:Neuroscience Supports Creative,Collaborative, Passionate Learning!
  4. 4. 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
  5. 5. Neuroscience & Cognitive Science:Howard Gardner’s Multiple Intelligences1. Verbal2. Logical/Mathematical3. Visual4. Musical5. Bodily/Kinesthetic6. Intrapersonal7. Interpersonal8. Naturalist
  6. 6. “Average students learn subject matter in a third or less ofpresent time, pleasurably rather than painfully.” George Leonard, Education and Ecstasy, 1967
  7. 7. LearningAny Time, Any Place, Any Path, Any Pace
  8. 8. 4
  9. 9. 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.
  10. 10. • 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
  11. 11. Growth vs. Fixed Mindset: Students, Educators, & Parents
  12. 12. 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
  13. 13. What’s your definition ofa great school?Make it short and measurable!
  14. 14. Do the students run in at thesame rate they run out?Assess Passion for Learning!

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