Wednesday, February 15, 2012

Worth Reading...

Passing along some resources worth taking a look at.

1. What You (Really) Need to Know-  Proposing ways to redesign education

Nonetheless, it is interesting to speculate: Suppose the educational system is drastically altered to reflect the structure of society and what we now understand about how people learn. How will what universities teach be different? Here are some guesses and hopes. 

2. Living Labs Global- Problem solving initiative for cities

Since 2009, the Living Labs Global Award has worked together with cities in Europe, Asia, Africa and the Americas to present major societal challenges affecting more than 125 million people. In response, more than 800 solution providers have in the past two editions responded with often ground-breaking technologies, ready to meet those challenges.

3.  Evergreen State College- Leveraging an interdisciplinary approach to teaching and learning

4. Mooresville's Shinning Example-  District sharing benefits of 1:1 laptop program

The district’s graduation rate was 91 percent in 2011, up from 80 percent in 2008. On state tests in reading, math and science, an average of 88 percent of students across grades and subjects met proficiency standards, compared with 73 percent three years ago. Attendance is up, dropouts are down. Mooresville ranks 100th out of 115 districts in North Carolina in terms of dollars spent per student — $7,415.89 a year — but it is now third in test scores and second in graduation rates. 

5. Dylan William, Content the Process- Comparing the questioning of students to basketball