Monday, December 26, 2011

Shaping the Future of Education

I was notified by Allie Wester about “a live webcast with education reform leader, Geoffrey Canada. His keynote address, “Leading the Way: How Innovative Leaders Can Change the Future of Education,” a Capella University Inspire Ideas event, will be LIVE on Wednesday, December 28 at 3pm PT/6pm ET at:” She even offered to donate to my blog for posting this but when I checked it out; it didn’t matter if she donated or not because it seemed like a cool event to check out so I decided to blog about it anyway.

Below is the information that I got from the website. It is free either to go see this in person in Orlando, FL or via Livestream.

How innovative leaders can change the future of education
Join Capella for an inspiring discussion on shaping the future of education. The event features a keynote presentation by Mr. Canada, followed by continued discussion of these critical issues with expert leaders in the field.
The event is is free and open to the public, but advance registration is required. Guests are welcome. 
See the event live in Orlando or catch it anywhere via the livestream

With the U.S. getting only average marks for its public education, many would argue that we're simply not doing enough to support our children—and our future1.
But every one of us has the power to make a difference. Just ask Geoffrey Canada, an education reform leader whose ground-breaking work has set a precedent for movements nationwide.
Learn more and join in this inspiring discussion as Mr. Canada shares his experiences, followed by continued discussion with key education thought leaders.
1 Organisation for Economic Co-operation and Development (OECD): 2009 Programme for International Student Assessment (PISA) report.

For more than 25 years, he's been a passionate and innovative advocate for education reform, most notably through his contributions to the Harlem Children's Zone (HCZ). Through his visionary leadership, HCZ has helped thousands of disadvantaged children and families gain access to high-quality education and support resources that empower them to succeed.
His bold ideas and transformational work have garnered national attention. He's been:
  • Named one of 2011's TIME 100, The World's Most Influential People, by Time Magazine.
  • Featured in the documentary, Waiting for Superman.
  • Named one of "America's Best Leaders" by US News & World report.”

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