The entire education arena is currently going through one of the biggest shifts in modern history. What learnings can educators, administrators, parents, and students take from this era? And how can education emerge even stronger?
Come join us for a visionary conversation about the dramatic disruption of education around the world. SU faculty Esther Wojcicki is an internationally-known educator and author of Moonshots In Education. Fernando Reimers is an expert on global citizenship education and on aligning education with the Sustainable Development Goals. And moderator Gary A. Bolles is the author of articles such as "Unbundling Higher Education," with popular courses on LinkedIn Learning on Learning Mindset and Learning Agility.
Esther Wojcicki is Esther Wojcicki is an internationally known educator, founder of the largest scholastic media program in the US at Palo Alto High. She is also the 2002 California Teacher of the Year; a 2009 MacArthur Foundation Research Fellow; former Chair of Creative Commons, Chair of PBS Learning Matters, and on the Board of the Freedom Forum, the Newseum and the Alliance for Excellent Education. She holds three honorary doctorates and is the author of Moonshots in Education (2014) and best selling How to Raise Successful People (May, 2019). Her primary focus is to help parents, teachers and managers be more effective at home, in the classroom, and in the corporate world.
Fernando Reimers studies and teaches about innovative education policies and programs that help students develop competencies necessary for civic participation, work and life in the 21st century. He chairs an annual Think Tank on Global Education, a Professional Education program that examines state of the art practices and programs to help students gain global competency. He also directs the Global Education Innovation Initiative, a cross-national effort to support the improvement of public education towards greater relevance in helping students develop the cognitive and socio-emotional competencies essential to thrive in the 21st century. With his graduate students, Reimers has developed various innovative K-12 curriculum resources designed to developed competencies aligned with the United Nations Sustainable Development goals. He is a member of the Massachusetts Board of Higher Education, and a fellow of the International Academy of Education. He chairs the board of World Teach, and serves on the boards of Facing History and Ourselves, Teach for All, and other educational organizations.
Gary Bolles is a lecturer and consultant on the future of work, learning, and the organization. He currently serves as Chair for the Future of Work for Singularity University, leading the organization’s efforts to empower a global community with the mindset and skillset to create an abundant future of work and learning. He is also a partner in the consulting firm Charrette LLC, helping leaders in corporations, HR departments, non-profits, colleges, government agencies, and communities to develop strategies for the future of work and learning. Projects have ranged from a workshop for refugee youth in Amman, Jordan, to advising national initiatives in countries from Brazil to Ethiopia. He was a co-founder of SoCap, the premier conference for impact entrepreneurs. Gary is the author of nine video courses on LinkedIn Learning, totaling over a third of a million students, and a half dozen lectures on Pluralsight.com on technology and impact. He is the former COO of Evolve Software, former VP Marketing for Network Products Corporation, and former editorial director for five technology magazines, including Inter@ctive Week and Yahoo! Internet Life.
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