It’s estimated that only about 10 percent of K-12 schools teach computer science. Some companies are trying to fill a void in American public education by teaching kids computer programming basics. The push comes amid projections that there will be far more tech sector jobs than computer science graduates to fill them.
In the book Teacherpreneurs: Innovative Teachers Who Lead But Don’t Leave, the authors discuss how American teachers can create opportunities to become leaders in their schools and in their fields. This excerpt focuses on how educators in Finland see themselves as leaders.
Can you imagine if Arne Duncan took five weeks off this summer to teach summer school? This is one of Dave Orphal’s propositions during his successful TEDxSFED talk in March. Orphal pitched the idea of a “teacherpreneur”: educational leaders continue to find ways to work in the classroom, while practicing teachers have a say in […]
Re-imagining the institution of education will have to be done from different levels. At TEDxSFED on Saturday, we heard from inspirational speakers who spoke to these various perspectives: a principal who literally handed the keys to his school to a student; a design thinker who recreated the school day based on a student’s interests and […]