While she was at Central, Barrett worked on a couple of projects involving computer integration in the classroom including the VRoma Project at Rhodes College which explored the teaching of classic languages with the use of computer technology see http: I then became more interested in the technology piece.
It is this curiosity that connects disparate professions, industries and even cultures.
At its core, innovation is the process of making lives better. On the largest scale, an innovation creates a shift that affects many aspects of our lives. Shifts created by the introduction and adoption of railroads, cars, airplanes, radios, televisions, computers and the Internet, etc.
These innovations have rewired our view of the world. So when we are asked about the next frontier, we default to thinking that it will involve the creation of a new technology. Undoubtedly, there is truth to that thinking.
We will experience many more technological advances in the near future. But is that the revolution that we truly need? Our impressive menu of gadgets and services enabled by technology is pushing the limits of what we can enjoy, for those privileged enough to access it.
Yet technology cannot aim. If technology cannot aim, then it is our responsibility to, through great intent, wield it to serve society.
Perhaps the revolution that we need, the one we should aspire to, is societal. Indeed, the next revolution should be one of education, empathy, and a broader understanding of the world, and of its people and culture.
Our most impactful action is to educate students to be both worldly and wise future leaders. This will most certainly be the best way to create a more empathetic and responsible future.
Documenting the failings of our current education system here will only sound like a broken record. But what is more troubling is that our concept of success in education is rather depressing.
They will have to think for themselves and possess specialized or technical knowledge to thrive. It may sound daunting, but this is what will be required. The most compelling careers in the future are those that people create for themselves.
Given this, what is needed in education is not evolution nor reform, but radical revolution — in both what is taught and how it is taught.
In a meaningful way, we are starting to see the dawn of incredible innovation in teaching and learning. Innovations that go beyond technology.This post covers the scientific and legal definitions of sexism, sexual harassment and sexual discrimination.
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Lilian G. Katz University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign. Abstract. This paper addresses the challenges facing early childhood educators regarding science, technology, engineering, and mathematics (STEM) education. An article by Adam Grant called Differences Between Men And Women Are Vastly Exaggerated is going viral, thanks in part to a share by Facebook exec Sheryl Sandberg.
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One can only be inspired when listening to Carolyn Leighton speak about WITI. She is a champion for the contribution women have made for today and tomorrow's STEM advancements.
Ensuring that all students have access to high-quality learning opportunities in STEM subjects is a priority, demonstrated by the fact that dozens of federal programs have made teaching and learning in science, technology, engineering, and math a critical component of competitiveness for grant funding.
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