Two Amazing Videos: Changing Educational Paradigms and 21st Century Enlightenment

If you haven’t checked out the RSA Animate Youtube channel you are in for a treat. The drawings that supplement these challenging and complex podcasts are often well animated, funny, and help make the content accessible to viewers of all ages.

“How do we educate our children to take their place in the economies of the 21st century, given that we can’t anticipate what the economy will look like at the end of the week?”

Sir Ken Robinson – Changing Educational Paradigms

Mathew Tayor – Exploring 21st Century Enlightenment

A local group here in Edmonton is attempting to further unpack some of these notions around creativity, learning, and 21st century enlightenment. If you haven’t done so already, check out Creative Alberta: http://twitter.com/#!/CreativeAlberta

Thank you for your various comments on the school act framework and Inspiring Education. As trustees we have our first retreat at the end of the month and I look forward to the discussions about the changing educational climate in Alberta, what these changes might mean for the district, and learning what some of the challenges and opportunities will be for the students, parents, and Edmontonians to participate further.

Inspiring Education is being discussed on twitter under the tag #inspiringed – but you can click here to participate: http://twitter.com/#!/search/inspiringed

If you haven’t yet sent me your feedback, please do: Michael.janz@epsb.ca