Now is the time to reimagineer education, Disney style. About Thomas Thomas is taking the lead on the design for the New Fisher Middle School located on the CU-CAR Campus. Thomas has been working with the Stanford d.School to gain additional training. Their vision is to redesign all of those aspects of education using the
About Janie and Robyn Janie Smith Dillard and Robyn Zimmerman are here to share Ungirdled Truths, a play which “bounces between bittersweet and slap-your-side funny… a frank look at women’s issues as varied as pregnancy and menopause to cervical cancer, plastic surgery “touch ups,” hair loss, urinary incontinence and depression. This format lets women tell
Steven serves as Associate Professor of Education at UNC Chapel Hill, and also as Executive Director of LEARN NC, a learning innovation and mediated resource network dedicated to the continual improvement of education in NC and beyond. He also serves as Board Chairman for the Center for Research On Immersive and Online Learning Environments. cv.bronack.net
About Ian Ian Belknap is founder and Overlord of WRITE CLUB, the nation’s premiere competitive philanthropic readings series, with chapters in Chicago, Atlanta, and SF; LA and NY on the way. To date, volunteer-run WC has given over $7K to charity and helped connect writers to readers around the country. Local writer and Handlebar owner,
Juan Gilbert directs the Human Centered Computing Lab and will speak about infusing our public education system with various technologies that can revolutionize the classroom to help improve education for students. In the spirit of TED (www.TED.com) our “Idea Worth Spreading” is what if each student was matched with 5 teachers to 1 student? Dr.
It wasn’t long ago that Dr. Keith Miller took the reigns as President of Greenville Technical College in 2008. Two years later, his leadership skills and innovative thinking have helped him progressively transition Greenville Tech into a premier learning institute. Miller and his leadership team have learned from the down economy and created programs and
Christian Long is an educator, school planner, technology expert, advocate for innovative learning communities, and educational futurist. He is the founder of Be Playful, a collaborative global design agency focused on school planning/design, emerging technology, professional development, and future trending.
Anthony Cortese is the founder and President of Second Nature, a nonprofit that is developing the national capacity to make healthy, just, and sustainable action a foundation of all learning and practice in higher education. He is also a renowned expert and consultant on the institutionalization of sustainability principles and programs.