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Education Nation Six Leading Edges of Innovation in Our Schools

ISBN-10: 1118157400
ISBN-13: 9781118157404
Edition: 2010
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Book details

List price: $15.99
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons, Limited
Publication date: 2/23/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 320
Size: 1.00" wide x 9.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 1.100
Language: English

An educational innovator who worked at Sesame Workshop and The George Lucas Educational Foundation offers a new vision for learningAs a result of constant innovation, learning is no longer limited by traditional confines and we′re moving beyond students tied to their chairs, desks, and textbooks–and teachers locked away in classrooms. In Education Nation author Milton Chen draws from extensive experience in media–from his work on Sesame Street in its nascent years to his role as executive director of the George Lucas Educational Foundation–to support a vision for a new world of learning. This book, in six chapters, explores the "edges" in education––the places where K–12 learning has already seen revolutionary changes through innovative reform and the use of technology.Examines way in which learning can be revolutionized through innovative reform and the use of technologyExplores the ever–expanding world of technology for breakthroughs in teaching and learningIncludes many wonderful resources to support innovation in schools across the nationThis important book offers a clear vision for tomorrow′s classrooms that will enhance learning opportunities for all children.

George Walton Lucas, Jr. (born May 14, 1944) is an American film director, screenwriter, producer, and entrepreneur. He founded Lucasfilm and led the company as chairman and chief executive before selling it to The Walt Disney Company on October 30, 2012. As a graduate of the prestigious Cinema Studies program of the University of Southern California, George Lucas represents the movie-educated generation of American filmmakers, which emerged in the 1970's, including Francis Ford Coppola, Steven Spielberg, Martin Scorsese, and Brian DePalma. Lucas's award-winning 20-minute student science fiction film, "THX-1138," and a student fellowship to work with Coppola, launched a career of unprecedented financial success. Backed by Coppola, he made a feature-length version of "THX-1138" (1971), then gained wide recognition with the release of "American Graffiti" (1973), a look at high school in 1962 whose rock-and-roll soundtrack set off a wave of 1950's nostalgia. Made for $750,000, "American Graffiti" grossed nearly $50 million. However, Lucas's "Star Wars" (1977) broke all box-office records and defined the basic terms of Lucas's legacy: Spectacular technical effects and a comic-book sense of adventure. Lucas wrote the scenarios for the "Star Wars" sequels, "The Empire Strikes Back" (1980) and "Return of the Jedi" (1983), and later for the "Indiana Jones" films, but he handed over directing to others. The American Film Institute awarded Lucas its Life Achievement Award on June 9, 2005. He has been nominated for four Academy Awards: Best Directing and Writing for American Graffiti, and Best Directing and Writing for Star Wars. He received the Academy's Irving G. Thalberg Award in 1991. The Discovery Channel named him one of the 100 "Greatest Americans" in September 2008. In July 2013, Lucas was awarded the National Medal of Arts by President Barack Obama for his contributions to American cinema.

Acknowledgments
Foreword
Preface: My Learning Journey: From The Longest Street In The World To A Galaxy Long Ago And Far, Far Away
Introduction: The Vision of an Education Nation
The Thinking Edge: Getting Smarter About Learning
The Curriculum Edge: Real Learning and Authentic Assessment
The Technology Edge: Putting Modern Tools in Young Hands
The Time/Place Edge: Learning Any Time, Anywhere
The Co-Teaching Edge: Teachers, Experts, and Parents as Coeducators
The Youth Edge: Digital Learners Carrying Change in Their Pockets
Afterword: Tomorrow's Edge, A 2020 Vision
Notes
Selected Web Stites
About The Author
Index

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