Tim O'Reilly - Government as a Platform for Greatness
The government is not a vending machine for services. In this Gov 2.0 presentation Tim O'Reilly discusses how the government can be a development platform for greatness by taking advantage of web 2.0 features ranging from cloud computing and social media to mobile platforms.
Kathy Sierra examines how to create passionate citizens by inviting people to understand the dynamics of passion. Drawing on an interest in the brain and artificial intelligence, developed during her days as a game developer (Virgin, Amblin', MGM), Sierra explains what is necessary to instill and excite passion. From the perspective of an engineer she applies the formula and provides a solution to develop not only the product of passion but a passionate end user as well.
As educational leaders, how much time do we spend on political and policy issues? That question frames this 2010 NewSchools Summit session, which features an accomplished panel of educational reformers who provide insight on how to be politically savvy in the broader landscape. Focusing on the operational is not enough to drive impact and results to advance educational progress - leaders create systems of change when they devote energy and resources in political action and advocacy.
Dr. Moira Gunn talks with founder and CEO of Seeding Labs, Dr.Nina Dudnik about the program she is running to improve science education in emerging countries.
Technological progress has fostered new opportunities for teaching and learning, inside and outside of the classroom. From Sesame Street to netbooks to social networks, the students of today are using technology in numerous ways to enrich their learning experience and prepare them for the challenges of tomorrow. This panel of educational entrepreneurs from the NewSchools Summit explores the ideas, outcomes, and possibilities that result from technology-enabled solutions that transform a student's approach to learning.
An Inconvenient Truth sparked national attention to global warming, as did the film Food, Inc. to food issues. Now, three new films, including Academy Award winning director David Guggenheim's Waiting for "Superman", focus on education reform, bringing the United State's school system into the hearts and minds of the American public. Panelists involved in these films gather at the 2010 NewSchools Summit, and speak on how these powerful films can inspire action and advocacy from the broader audience.
Challenging the status quo of the current state of our school systems, those at the top in Washington speak on federal education reform at the 2010 NewSchools Summit. In a conversation with NewSchools CEO Ted Mitchell, U.S. Secretary of Education Arne Duncan, and Chairman of the House Committee on Education and Labor Congressman George Miller, discuss proposals to dramatically transform public education by scaling the impact of social innovations and applying result-oriented approaches.
Educational entrepreneurs have made great strides, but they still have a long way to go. In this panel discussion from the NewSchools Summit 2010 conference, several prominent educational reformers, both local and national, share their wisdom. They discuss the radical change in education in New Orleans post-Katrina, the investment strategy and results of the NewSchools Venture Fund, and why it's important to have a political strategy to match your educational goals.
Closing achievement gaps in public education is one of the most important civil rights issues of the century. In this panel discussion at the NewSchools Summit 2010 conference, education experts consider how activists and entrepreneurs may draw on lessons from the civil rights movement to address this critical social justice concern.
Should entrepreneurial organizations work cooperatively or competitively with school districts to create systemic change in education? How can such efforts best inspire the reforms that are needed for America's children? In this panel discussion, part of the NewSchools Summit 2010 conference, education entrepreneurs talk about how innovative ideas, models, and policies may grow so that more children can get the education they deserve.