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Welcome to BLC17! We hope you have an amazing experience! Mark the dates: BLC18 will be here in Boston July 22, 2018 through July 27, 2018!
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Thursday, July 27 • 10:20am - 11:25am
Richards - Entrepreneurship as an Antidote to Grades and Knowledge Silos

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What happens when learning at school is more like working at a startup? No homework. No grades. No exams. No scheduled class periods. No teachers. A starting point and ending point. A space to gather and work. Opportunities to expand networks and gain experiences. Near continuous feedback. Guidance. If this sounds more like the “real world” and less like “school,” then perhaps schools are not following the wisdom of John Dewey who stated that school must reflect life, and life must reflect school. Using the work of students from Montclair Kimberley Academy’s Startup 101 program as a foundation, participants will engage in a combination of storytelling, small group brainstorming, and a mini design project. The goal of this session is for participants to leave with ideas for encouraging entrepreneurial and innovative thinking at any scale and for any age group.

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Dr. Reshan Richards

Adjunct Assistant Professor, Teachers College, Columbia University
Dr. Reshan Richards is faculty member at Columbia University and Chief Learning Officer at Explain Everything, which he co-founded. Reshan also teaches an entrepreneurship course at Montclair Kimberley Academy in NJ and is the co-author of Blending Leadership: Six Simple Beliefs... Read More →

Thursday July 27, 2017 10:20am - 11:25am
Whittier Boston Park Plaza
  • BLC Strand Nurturing Creativity Curiosity Empathy and Courage
  • Intended Audience High School
  • Session Level All