Transforming Learning – Conversation

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TEDxManhattanBeach and the Manhattan Beach Education Foundation (MBEF) invite you to share in a dialogue about Transforming Education. We’re posting questions to get you started – please feel free to add your own! Do you want to join in meetings to discuss changing education? Please email us or visit the MBEF website for further details.

Tom Vander Ark:
Innovations in Education

What should the role of technology be in schools?
How can we individualize education?
How do we democratize education?

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John Bennett:
Why Math Instruction is Unnecessary

Should math be taught differently?
What causes “math anxiety”?
How would you change the teaching of math?

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Melanie West:
Auditory and Visual Learning

How do we encourage all styles of learning?
What can help kids who are struggling in school?
How do we teach to right-brained kids?

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Mark Slavkin:
Holding Schools Accountable
for the Creativity of Students

Does focus on pure math and reading reduce the depth of education?
How important are the arts in schools?
How do we bring the arts back? Measure success?

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David Dwyer:
Hybrid High 24/7 Learning

7700 kids drop out of school every day.
What is the risk for our society?
How can we ensure that students finish high school?
Is 24/7 learning a break-though idea?
 

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Jackie Merrill:
A spellbinding story

How do stories of heros help children?
How can we offer roles to elders?
How does storytelling reveal truths?

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Barry Ptolemy:
Transcendent Man

How do we validate and promote the use of on-line open courseware?
What do we prepare our children for the ideas economy?
How do we help our teachers prepare for new approaches to teaching and learning?

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Mike Matthews:
A Child’s Right to Learn

Who can be a hero in education today?
Do you see education as a civil right?
Can individuals make a difference? 

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Paulo Blikstein:
the FabLab@School project

Which are the subjects which can be cut back to make way for 21st century skills?
How can we teach invention and creativity?
How can we provide the facilities and equipment needed for the internet age?

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Carla Atwood Hartman:
Add your voice to an Eames card

How can we support imaginative children who can become the Eames’ of their generation?
How can we include design in schooling?
Can we use technology to encourage more group working skills in children?

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Tom Suarez:
Sixth Grader…and App Developer

Did you enjoy Tom’s talk?
What impression did it make on you?
How can we encourage the most promising kids in our schools?

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Jon Bischke:
The Learning and Reputation Graphs

How can we measure the progress of kids?
Will responsive technology mean the end of tests?
How do you feel about online reputation graphs?

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Mary-Helen Immordino-Yang:
Brain, and Inspiration

What inspires you? How can we inspire our children to reach for the sky?
The brain stem lights up when we’re inspired – what does this mean for education?

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Hall Davidson:
From Trees to Bits

How does 3D visualization help kids learn?
iPads have been shown to help kids gain vocabulary.
What role should technology play in schools?

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Yaw Adutwum:

How should we help students across LA?
How can we improve students’ performance?
How can communities work together?

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Peter Barsuk:
Architectural design that transforms learning

How can the design of schools encourage learning?
How do we encourage teamwork in schools?
What do kids most need from their environment?

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Sean Bouchard:
Chocolate-Covered Broccoli

How does learning to play the game teach us?
How important is playing and having fun to the learning process?
Which games have helped you or your kids?

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Karen Hunter Quartz:
Empowering students

How might it inspire kids to build an online “My Education” file (Bruin File)?
How can pilot schools build community change?
How can schools learn what kids need to succeed?

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Scott Doorley and Scott Witthoft:
Cultivating Design

How can design thinking promote innovation in schools?
How do we design schools to encourage creativity?
Learning? Teamwork?

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Your turn!
Add your own questions

What do kids need most?
How can we take action to help schools?
What is your family’s story?

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