“These kids that are digital natives – we just need to meet them where they’re at, and the reality is technology is where they’re at.”
, fashion designer, entrepreneur, and founder of Sweat Equity Education
(SEE), an education innovation organization, is working at the intersection of education, workforce development, and entrepreneurship. At SEE, Marc uses the technology that excites kids today and combines it with real-world projects that teach real-world skills. SEE is focused on re-engaging and re-invigorating at-risk students and young adults to help set them on a path for success – in school, in the workplace, or in launching their own businesses.
I had the pleasure of meeting Marc in his New York City office:
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NBC News Chief Education Correspondent Rehema Ellis
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On October 4, 2011 the following tweet from Mariette DiChristina (@mdichristina
), Editor in Chief of Scientific American
, appeared on my Twitter timeline. The message was simple:
After reading the short article Calling All Scientists
, I was inspired. Scientific American
magazine is calling all scientists who are willing to volunteer to advise on curricula, answer a classroom’s questions, or visit a school in their geographic area. Also, Nobel laureates at the Lindau, Germany meetings are extending a special invitation to its scientist attendees to be a part of 1,000 Scientists in 1,000 Days
initiative to get scientists involved with schools. This comes at a wonderfully appropriate time.
Guest post by Paul Roberge
I’m very excited to head to Indiana to attend the Virtual School Sympsoiusm (VSS) next week
. For virtual schools, Blackboard Collaborate serves as a replacement for the physical buildings and infrastructure. Everything that a brick and mortar school does – from teaching, parent visits, conducting exams, to guidance counseling – can all happen online in Blackboard Collaborate sessions. Blackboard Collaborate is an education friendly, interactive, extensible and reliable virtual classroom environment that provides a student experience chalked full of collaboration and peer-to-peer interaction.