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1 Innovation in the US Education System: A Model for China? A presentation by Patrick Sciarratta Executive Director, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation Affiliation: Fairleigh Dickinson University Editor, NGO Reporter, United Nations Department of Public Information

2 Innovation How is it defined in US Education? Practical Examples? Are there standards, and if so … What are examples of successful innovation? Provide some Chinese and US Perspective ▫(See charts to follow)

3 Everybody Stretch!

4 In a circle, every mind is equally valued

5 Disagreement about the skills children will need to drive innovation

6 Economy’s Downturn? Innovation is still the key to success % of Americans and Chinese who believe that Innovation will be more important to the U.S. economy in the next three decades than it was in the last three …

7 Americans and Chinese differ on where the next big thing will come from

8 Disruption!!!!!! The Strange Bowl of Warm Milk The DELTA Project Reversing Paradigms – The Apple Macintosh With Innovation Must Come: Performance Management

9 BASKETBALL

10 Stanford University The Stanford approach provides an intensive hands-on experience using problem-based learning and Radical Collaboration Everyone Plays: Students and faculty work on teams on projects that simulate … The kinds of problems and impossible tasks we all face every day.

11 Radical Collaboration - NOW It begins before the student enters the campus It includes Linked In, Facebook and other social networking tools, also Case Studies Webinars, blogs, Twitter One on One online work with senior faculty Use of Stanford’s vast social network after

12 Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education “In the classroom, innovation means engaging your students in fundamentally different ways, finding ways to identify their passion, and to help them accelerate the pace of learning.”

13 Final Thoughts for Educators Include Innovation in your thinking Remember: it is meaningful to young minds Work with the national government to create a foundation dedicated to innovation Work with nonstate actors within civil society on innovative projects that bring education into the work place -toward global development

14 Innovators Mentioned In This Talk North Carolina State University The Friday Institute for Educational Innovation John Kao, Innovation Expert and Author, Innovation Nation - Apple Macintosh – Stanford University - Arne Duncan, U.S. Secretary of Education - Babson Executive Education - Patrick Sciarratta, Friendship Ambassadors Foundation


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