Tuesday, August 03, 2010

Milton Chen on Education Nation, Live Thursday August 5th in Elluminate

Join me Thursday evening for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com interview with Dr. Milton Chen,  senior fellow and executive director emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF) and author of Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools.

Date: Thursday, August 5th, 2010
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tr.im/futureofed. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Pagehttp://www.learncentral.org/event/89333

Dr. Milton Chen is senior fellow and executive director emeritus at The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF), a non-profit operating foundation in the San Francisco Bay Area that utilizes its multimedia website Edutopia.org and documentary films to communicate a new vision for 21st-century schools. He served as executive director of GLEF for 12 years. He was the founding director of the KQED Center for Education (PBS) in San Francisco; a director of research at Sesame Workshop, in New York, working on Sesame Street, The Electric Company, and 3-2-1 Contact; and an assistant professor at the Harvard Graduate School of Education.

Dr. Chen lives in San Francisco with his wife, Dr. Ruth Cox, faculty liaison for academic technology at San Francisco State University. Their daughter, Maggie, is embarking on a career in public health.

Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools (Jossey-Bass Teacher)From his Edutopia Blog:   "Imagine an Education Nation, a learning society where the education of children and adults is the highest national priority, on par with a strong economy, high employment, and national security."

The most important step in making an Education Nation a reality is not a greater investment of dollars, but a greater understanding of what this new educational system should look like. It will require bringing the many "islands of excellence" featured on Edutopia.org to the center of this nation, moving the edges of change to the middle.

So this book is my effort to "curate" the marvelous Edutopia.org collection of films, articles, and multimedia features from the past few years. I've organized this collection according to what I see as the six "edges" of innovations redefining schools, teaching, and learning.
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