Nurturing Education Innovations


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    1. 1. Nurturing Education Innovations By Learning FromOther Countries’ Academic Successes Mark Lee Nov 2011
    2. 2. Need for New Education Ideas, Esp. For STEM Why Are These Countries Doing So Well Academically? Finland Singapore What Can We Learn From Them?
    3. 3. New Technology Enables New Ideas What Other Ideas Are Possible? US$45 WP, Web browsing, video conferencing, two USB ports, 256 MB RAM. 3
    4. 4. Host an Education Startup Weekend To Nurture Education Innovations
    5. 5. Host a Global Education Startup WeekendTo Collaborate Globally On Education Innovations Sites : Physical Events : Digital Collaboration Helsinki Physical Events Orlando Singapore
    6. 6. Each Site & Team Will Have Global Participation Each Global Site Each Global Team 1 (2?) 1 On-Site Remote/OnlineEducator Representative Educator Representative from the other 2 Sites from the other 2 Sites
    7. 7. Solicit Funding For Global Collaborative SW EDU Existing Proposed Global Startup Weekends Startup Weekends – EDU (Individual & Isolated) (Global Collaboration)Startup Weekend Org Startup Weekend Org Structure Structure Global How-To’s How-To’s Collaboration?Boston London Orlando Helsinki Singapore Singapore Individual & Isolated Peer-to-Peer Events Global Collaboration
    8. 8. 1st Iteration of EDU Startup Weekend Website
    9. 9. Next Steps (as of Nov 15th) Domestically InternationallyForm a Volunteer Team to Talk to the SG Government’s Use Orlando National Institute of Education As the US Site ( For the Global EDU To Participate Startup Weekend as a Global EDU Startup Weekend Site Kickoff Meeting 6 pm, Nov 17 The NIE is HostingLawton Chiles Prep School a Dec 2nd EDUCamp Warmup Event? Host an EDUCamp e.g. @ Berkeley
    10. 10. As of Nov 28th, 2011 Domestically InternationallyNov 17th Kickoff Meeting 1 Organizer Warmup Event? Host an EDUCamp e.g. @ Berkeley 2 Might Present Remotely @ The NIE’s 12/2 EDUCamp 3 Started Conversation with NIE Faculty
    11. 11. Supplemental Slides
    12. 12. Google Supports Startup Weekend, Including EDUToday, we’re announcinga partnership with Startup Weekend—a global organization committed topromoting real entrepreneurshipin local communities. …Participants gather on Friday, and (Announced Nov 10th, 2011)by Sunday afternoon, they launch a product.This partnership will help Startup Weekend expand to dozens of additional citiesaround the world and launch new vertical competitions focused on specificthemes such as education, health or gaming.… we’ll be working to bring in Google’s developer community in the formof Google Technology User Groups as an additional resource to Startup Weekendparticipants.
    13. 13. Gates Foundation Supports Startup Weekend – EDU ($250,000) The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $250,000 to the Startup Weekend EDU series of events, the dedicated education-focused vertical within the non-profit.