Education Nation : Six Leading Edges of Innovation in Our Schools

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  • Edition: 1st
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  • Copyright: 2012-01-24
  • Publisher: Jossey-Bass

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An educational innovator who worked at Sesame Workshop and The George Lucas Educational Foundation offers a new vision for learning As a result of constant innovation, learning is no longer limited by traditional confines and were moving beyond students tied to their chairs, desks, and textbooks-and teachers locked away in classrooms. In Education Nation author Milton Chen draws from extensive experience in media-from his work on Sesame Street in its nascent years to his role as executive director of the George Lucas Educational Foundation-to support a vision for a new world of learning. This book, in six chapters, explores the "edges" in education-the places where K-12 learning has already seen revolutionary changes through innovative reform and the use of technology. Examines ways in which learning can be revolutionized through innovative reform and the use of technology Explores the ever-expanding world of technology for breakthroughs in teaching and learning Includes many wonderful resources to support innovation in schools across the nation This important book offers a clear vision for tomorrows classrooms that will enhance learning opportunities for all children.

Author Biography

Milton Chen is senior fellow and executive director emeritus of The George Lucas Educational Foundation (GLEF). He was founding director of the KQED Center for Education (PBS) in San Francisco, managing the channel's television programming, Web content, and outreach services for schools and families. Chen was also 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.

Table of Contents

Acknowledgmentsp. ix
Forewordp. xi
Preface: My Learning Journey: From The Longest Street In The World To A Galaxy Long Ago And Far, Far Awayp. xv
Introduction: The Vision of an Education Nationp. 1
The Thinking Edge: Getting Smarter About Learningp. 11
The Curriculum Edge: Real Learning and Authentic Assessmentp. 35
The Technology Edge: Putting Modern Tools in Young Handsp. 87
The Time/Place Edge: Learning Any Time, Anywherep. 139
The Co-Teaching Edge: Teachers, Experts, and Parents as Coeducatorsp. 189
The Youth Edge: Digital Learners Carrying Change in Their Pocketsp. 213
Afterword: Tomorrow's Edge, A 2020 Visionp. 241
Notesp. 354
Selected Web Stitesp. 368
About The Authorp. 275
Indexp. 277
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