Monday, May 05, 2014

Transforming Education - Will Richardson

"We can't be creative if we refuse to be confused. Change always starts with confusion."
-- Margaret Wheatley
A parent of two teenagers, Will Richardson has spent the last dozen years developing an international reputation as a leading thinker and writer about the intersection of social online learning networks and education. He is an outspoken advocate for change in schools and classrooms in the context of the diverse new learning opportunities that the Web and other technologies now offer. Will has authored four books, most recently Why School? How Education Must Change When Learning and Information are Everywhere (September, 2012) published by TED books and based on his most recent TEDx talk in Melbourne, Australia. A former public school educator of 22 years, Will is a co-founder of Modern Learner Media which is dedicated to helping parents and policy makers develop new contexts for new conversations around education. He also co-founded Powerful Learning Practice, a unique professional development program that has mentored over 10,000 teachers around the world in the last six years.
"In times of change learners inherit the Earth, while the learned find themselves beautifully equipped to deal with a world that no longer exists."
-- Eric Hoffer, The True Believer
Please take the time to watch, excellent presentation.
-- talk given at "A Collaborative Leadership Summit", Atlanta, September 2013

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