Learning to Change/Changing to Learn
The Pearson Foundation is pleased to work together with The Consortium for School Networking (CoSN) to create a series of public service announcements focused on the challenges and opportunities of integrating technology into teaching practice around the world. “Learning to Change/Changing to Learn” is a five-minute video that shares the views of an international panel of key educators and thought leaders. Together, their voices document the need for all educational stakeholders to develop contemporary classroom practices that incorporate technology to individualize and maximize student learning.
Previewed in Singapore during the Pearson International 2008 Conference on Science & Mathematics hosted by the CCSSO and the Pearson Foundation, the video features insightful commentary from the following international educators and education technology thought leaders:
Deborah Baker, Superintendent, Leroy CSD, NY
Greg Black, CEO, education.au limited, Australia
Chris Dede, Professor, Harvard Graduate School of Education
Julie Evans, CEO, Project Tomorrow
Karen Greenwood Henke, Writer and Consultant, Nimble Press & CoSN Board Member
Stephen Heppell, CEO, Heppell.Net Ltd., UK
Keith Krueger, CEO, CoSN
Ken Kay, President, Partnership for 21st Century Skills, e-Luminate Group
Cheryl Lemke, CEO, Metiri Group
Barbara S. Nielson, Former South Carolina State Superintendent of Education
Susan Patrick, CEO, NACOL (North American Council for Online Learning)
Daniel Pink, Author, A Whole New Mind: Why Right-Brainers Will Rule the Future
Greg Whitby, Director of Schools, Catholic Education Office, Diocese of Parramatta, Australia
Young Zhao, University Distinguished Professor and Executive Director, Confucius Institute, College of Education, Michigan State University
Each participant agreed to take part in “Learning to Change/Changing to Learn” in an effort to stimulate a global dialogue about the need for change in education, and the role that technology might play. In addition to making the video available via YouTube, and from a variety of education-focused social networking sites, all involved will broadcast and share this message in the hopes of encouraging this conversation.
Together, the organizations have also released “Empowering the 21st Century Superintendent,” which collects the voices of US school superintendents on the integrated role of technology and education. In November 2009, CoSN, the Pearson Foundation, and senior US educators and policymakers traveled to Scandinavia to explore how high performing educational systems around the world are investing in technology to create 21st century learning environments.