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Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP

Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP

Wednesday at 8 AM Pacific/11 AM Eastern

October 24th 2012:Future of Education: Teaching Our Kids to Think!

Education. How do we equip our kids to succeed in a tech-driven world? Kim Jones/ Curriki: "Textbooks are becoming as obsolete as the rotary dial phone" Kim Saxe/Nueva School: “The Internet and technology (such as Skype) supports the teaching of more open-ended and complex projects than ever before.” Curtis Johnson/“Disrupting Class” author: “The role of teachers will see profound changes – all good… from a qualified source of knowledge dispensing information to largely passive students (in rows of desks) to planners, facilitators, and coaches in the learning process.” Neeru Khosla/CK-12

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Kim Jones

Kim Jones is Chairman of the Board and Chief Executive Officer of Curriki, a non-profit focused on improving education through technology for children. Previously, Kim was an executive with Sun Microsystems for over 20 years. Prior to her role as President and Managing Director for Sun UK & Ireland, she was Vice President of Global Education, Government and Healthcare, providing advanced technologies and services to key constituencies in the public sector, and establishing education as an independent line of business for Sun. During her leadership, Curriki was incubated in the education development community of Java.net, better known as the Global Education and Learning Community. Kim gave t
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Kim Saxe

Kim Saxe is Director of the Innovation Lab at The Nueva School, a lecturer at Stanford University, a board member of the Institute for Applied Tinkering, and a former engineer and R&D director. A pioneer in Design Thinking and Design Engineering in education, Kim has invented and taught constructivist, project-based curricula across all subject areas in grades K-8. She translates Master’s-level mindsets and methodologies of Design Thinking into compelling experiences for younger students. Kim directs the Design Thinking, Design Engineering, and Entrepreneurship programs at Nueva. She continually reinvents Nueva’s 4,000 sq. ft. Innovation Lab, designed in partnership with Stanford’s Institute
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Curtis Johnson

Curtis Johnson is President of the Citistates Group, which for 25 years has produced reports for leading newspapers on the strategic issues facing regions. He is managing partner of Education Evolving, a Minnesota-based organization with roots to the pioneering days of state policies on school choice, to the invention of the idea of chartering schools, and the start of the movement of teacher professional practices. Curt has been a teacher, community college president, head of a public affairs research organization, policy adviser and chief of staff to a Minnesota governor, and board chair of one of America’s only two regional governments. He co-authored Century of the City, based on a 2007
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John Mayerhofer

John Mayerhofer is Vice President of Innovation at SAP Labs, where he designs programs to cultivate grass roots and open innovation, helps to design apps for sustainable design decision making, and leads the Future of Education research initiative. He was formerly an active volunteer at the Cradle-to-Cradle Innovation Institute, advising on charter, funding, entity formation, and intellectual property. As Advisory Council chair, he provided input on standards development processes, operations, and innovation community development. Design Revolution (www.D-Rev.org) is a non-profit technology incubator whose mission is to improve the health and income of people livi
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Neeru Khosla

Neeru Khosla is Co-Founder and Executive Director of CK-12 Foundation, a non-profit launched in 2006, which aims to reduce the cost of textbook materials for the K-12 market both in the US and worldwide. She wants the rigor and accountability of for-profit models to apply to non-profits. Neeru is a member of the Board at The Nueva School in Hillsborough, California, where she has served since 1997, caters to gifted and talented students, and is internationally recognized. She is on the Advisory Board of the American India Foundation, and previously served as trustee of the Pacific Vascular Research Foundation and Connexions, a Rice University open-source project. Neeru is a founding member o
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https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/coffee-break-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap 20/12/2017 08:00 20/12/2017 09:00 Coffee Break with Game-Changers, presented by SAP https://www.voiceamerica.com/show/1981/coffee-break-with-game-changers-presented-by-sap Education. How do we equip our kids to succeed in a tech-driven world? Kim Jones/ Curriki: "Textbooks are becoming as obsolete as the rotary dial phone" Kim Saxe/Nueva School: “The Internet and technology (such as Skype) supports the teaching of more open-ended and complex projects than ever before.” Curtis Johnson/“Disrupting Class” author: “The role of teachers will see profound changes – all good… from a qualified source of knowledge dispensing information to largely passive students (in rows of desks) to planners, facilitators, and coaches in the learning process.” Neeru Khosla/CK-12 Foundation: “We no longer need textbooks.” John Mayerhofer/SAP: “Technology will enable schools and other institutions, essentially experience providers, to cost-effectively facilitate personalized student-centered learning for today's learners and an additional 3 billion new minds.” Join us for Future of Education: Teaching Kids to Think VoiceAmerica | Talk Radio | Online Talk Radio studio@voiceamerica.com false DD/MM/YYYY Add to Calendar
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