We all have such great ideas, we want student engagement. We want to know what the student know. We want effective an efficient ways to teach. Maybe to make changes, we have to better understand the different roles of key players and how to influence them, try new things, and make changes. Can we give teachers the power to make the changes we believe will work?
The US Education system was originally designed to train workers for factory jobs, and secondarily to funnel the "best and the brightest" to go to college. That's not what we want today, and new revelations from Jean Piaget's, John Dewey's, and Lev Vygotsky's research might be the key to unlock the power of teachers.
Or they might not. But you won't know if you don't participate in this not-to-be missed and never-to-be-forgotten session.
Jeff Borden is Chief Innovation Officer, Saint Leo University, where he is creating an innovation incubator to transform teaching and learning for students (on-ground and online) at scale. Jeff is tasked with Infusing "Education 3.0" (Neuroscience + Learning Design + Education Technology) into the curriculum, professional development, and culture of the organization. Before that, he was vice president of Instruction and Academic Strategy at Pearson, a small and relatively unknown publisher of education materials for K12 and Higher Education.
This is going to be an epic series. We're going to be using some new techniques to engage and instruct. Too bad we can't tell you in advance what they are. Guess you'll just have to attend and find out. Hold on to your seatbelts.