Reimagining the Classroom: From the Past to the Personal

We are living in a personalized world: Online retailers show us the products we need, media sites know what videos and articles we’d like, and social networks tell us what our friends are doing at any given moment. Yet in classrooms across America, students are stuck learning in the same batch-processed, one-size-fits-all way that hasn't changed in 150 years: one teacher, standing in front of 28 or so students, with one standard textbook, one standard curriculum, and one standard model of instruction. It’s time for a personalized classroom, in which students are met where they’re at, with the right kind of instruction, at the right time, to meet their unique needs. Explore how one team of innovators are challenging the factory-model classroom by reimagining each component of the classroom — from space to talent to curriculum to instruction itself — so that all students, no matter their current academic level or way of learning, get the personalized learning experience they both need and deserve.

Speakers: Joel Rose
Festival: 2013

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