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Nesta recently published a report I did with Katelyn Donnelly called Alive in the Swamp, Assessing Digital Innovations in Education.
Alive in the Swamp provides an actionable guide to learning technology that will allow founders, funders, and teachers to make better decisions. It identifies persistent gaps in innovation activity and points to what needs to be done if we are to finally make good on the promise of technology to transform learning.
Michael Fullan may be coming soon to a school district near you.
The man credited with transforming the Canadian province of Ontario into one of the world’s most effective school systems is ready to help California do the same. Fullan, though, would lead the state in a sharply different direction from the forced march that federal officials in Washington, D.C., have led over the past decade.
“I want California to become an alternative model to No Child Left Behind; that would be a great thing to aspire to,” Fullan said last month during an interview in Sacramento.
A panel discussion on the future of aboriginal education, a lecture on how technology is changing the face of classrooms and educational activities for children will be part of TVO activities in Peterborough March 2 and 3.
TVO, the province’s public educational media organization, is bringing its On the Road program to Trent University in Peterborough’s north end.
This year, the theme for the On the Road series is Learning 2030, said Jill Javet, TVO vice president of communications and marketing.
The idea is to improve performance overall in schools. International education reform expert, Michael Fullan, has a different idea. Fullan says if schools in New York want to improve they need to foster motivation in teachers and students. Fullan spoke on February 11at the New York State Muscum in Albany. He explained Ontario’s approach on the public radio program, the Capital Pressroom.
Listen to Michael’s February 11 speech at: