Reinventing Educational Activism by Creating Linkages: Technology, Content-Driven Collaboration, and Financial Literacy
Presenters will showcase best practices and provide the latest research, implementation strategies, and some essential collaborative tools. Davis Guggenheim's documentary, Waiting for Superman, has ignited a national dialogue about improving public education. Traditional schools are not structured to give individuals the essential skills they need to be successful in the workforce or in their personal lives. But savvy educational activists are not waiting for Superman. Social media tools are both reinventing educational activism and empowering people across all industries to become lifelong learners. They are changing the traditional relationship among instructors, learners, businesses, and communities—making it easier to collaborate, create linkages, and share best practices.
Applying the "wisdom of crowds" as a collaborative model, we will tap the tools, resources, and experiences of both the presenters and the audience to share best practices for transforming today's schools into powerful learning environments.
Yvonne Marie Andres, president and founder, Global SchoolNet, Encinitas, California.
Ismo Heikkila, national director, Financial Education & Employer Services at T.E.
Wealth, CANADA, Toronto, Canada.
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