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Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools

Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in our Schools

Milton Chen , George Lucas (Foreword by)

ISBN: 978-0-470-87545-2

Jun 2010, Jossey-Bass

304 pages

$12.99

Description

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 we're 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 tomorrow's classrooms that will enhance learning opportunities for all children.

ACKNOWLEDGMENTS ix

FOREWORD BY GEORGE LUCAS xi

PREFACE: MY LEARNING JOURNEY: FROM THE LONGEST STREET IN THEWORLD TO A GALAXY LONG AGO AND FAR, FAR AWAY xv

Introduction: The Vision of an Education Nation 1

1 The Thinking Edge: Getting Smarter About Learning 11

2 The Curriculum Edge: Real Learning and Authentic Assessment 35

3 The Technology Edge: PuttingModern Tools in Young Hands 87

4 The Time/Place Edge: Learning Any Time, Anywhere 139

5 The Co-Teaching Edge: Teachers, Experts, and Parents as Coeducators 189

6 The Youth Edge: Digital Learners Carrying Change in Their Pockets 213

AFTERWORD: TOMORROW'S EDGE, A 2020 VISION 241

NOTES 254

SELECTED WEB SITES 268

ABOUT THE AUTHOR 275

INDEX 277