Thursday, September 27, 2012

tom vander ark

Join me today, Thursday, September 27th, for a one-hour live and interview with Tom Vander Ark on his book, Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World. Tom is founder of, and also CEO of Open Education Solutions and a partner in Learn Capital, a venture capital firm investing in learning content, platforms, and services with the goal of transforming educational engagement, access, and effectiveness. Previously he served as President of the X PRIZE Foundation and was the Executive Director of Education for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation where he implemented $3.5 billion in scholarship and grant programs. Tom was the first business executive to serve as public school superintendent in Washington State. A prolific writer and speaker, Tom has published thousands of articles and blogs. In December 2006, Newsweek readers voted Tom the most influential baby boomer in education.

bottoms up anytime anywhere opportunities of learning

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obrien from denver
a big city needs a portfolio approach - gates strategy 2004

Caroline Vander Ark 6:16 PM
More on Moorseville-

steve asked - do we have a way to switch the national dialogue..
pessimistic about that
optimistic about opportunities being created
city and state leaders can make an extraordinary amount of difference

Caroline Vander Ark 6:17 PM
Tom's EdWeek blog today-

michale fullon's new book
for 10 examples of extended impact

dlaufenberg 6:30 PM
This is where Larry Cuban falls on Common Core -

laufenberg 6:31 PM
but doesn't the rocketship model put more students on each teacher's caseload... trying to facilitate more relationships?
Caroline Vander Ark 6:31 PM
- Noah joined the Main Room. ( 6:32 PM ) -
Tom Vander Ark 6:31 PM
yes, 3 rocketship teachers cover 4 classrooms worth of kids
but have them for 75% time and get paid 20% more

needs to happen in next 36 months... close digital divide - making sure every family is connected - and every kid has a device
when every kid has a connections 24/7 - huge difference

what if there are no basics? - to common core...