Keynote Program: Dispatches from the Front Lines of the Learning Revolution
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.