Keynote Program: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Learning Revolution
with Jonathan Mooney
Jonathan Mooney’s groundbreaking new talk, Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Learning Revolution, brings to life and makes sense of the disruptive learning innovations that are now emerging in scattered pockets across the country. Supported by findings from the learning sciences, information technology, and a rapidly evolving understanding of human thriving, these ideas are challenging every aspect of our education model:
- Classrooms are being “flipped,” where teachers use technology to deliver content and invest class time in active learning
- Learning network co-ops are exploding; communities are being turned into classrooms
- College is being challenged as the sole gatekeeper to a successful adult life
Funny, real, and forward thinking, this presentation will inspire parents, educators, thinkers, entrepreneurs and activists to join the movement, not to reform schools, but to re-imagine what education can be.
Jonathan Mooney is a writer, speaker, and social entrepreneur with 15 years of experience developing organizations, programs, and initiatives to improve the lives of marginalized people. He holds an honors degree from Brown University, is a Harry S. Truman Scholar for Public Service, and was a finalist for a Rhodes Scholarship. He is the author of two books, Learning Outside the Lines (Simon and Schuster, 2000) and The Short Bus (Henry Holt and Co., 2007) and is currently at work on his third, The End of School: Dispatches From The Front Lines of the Learning Revolution. In 2014, Jonathan launched The School of the Future Network, a national movement building initiative designed to transform the learning environments and teaching strategies of schools to better prepare students for work and citizenship in the 21st century. Jonathan is a widely sought after speaker on education and social change and has presented in 45 states, five countries, and numerous universities, including Harvard’s Graduate School of Education, Teachers College Columbia, and The University of Pennsylvania.
Master of Ceremonies: David Hornik
David Hornik is a lecturer at the Harvard Law School, where he teaches entrepreneurship and venture capital, and previously lectured at Stanford’s Graduate School of Business, where he taught intellectual property. He is the author of VentureBlog, the first venture capital blog, and VentureCast, the first venture capital podcast, and is the founder and executive producer of The Lobby conference, an annual gathering of the thought leaders of the digital media ecosystem.
For nearly two decades, David has worked with technology startups throughout the software sector. In 2000, David joined August Capital to invest broadly in information technology companies, with a focus on enterprise application and infrastructure software, as well as consumer facing software and services.
Prior to this, David was an intellectual property and corporate attorney and represented high tech startups in all aspects of their formation, financing, and operations. Before that, David was a litigator in New York City.
David has an eclectic educational background. He holds an AB in Computer Music from Stanford University, an M.Phil in Criminology from Cambridge University and a JD from Harvard Law School.