Girls Innovate! Parent Book Club - Education Topics
- Family & Education
- Google Hangout
Registration opens Thursday, September 12, 2013 at 9pm.
Join us for a special Q&A with Sal Khan where girls (any age) will get a chance to ask Mr. Khan 30 questions in 30 minutes. Pre-registration required.
Is asking questions required? Absolutely not - only if you're interested!
5:40pm Program starts
5:50pm Sal Khan Q&A
6:20pm Program ends (check-in opens for 7pm Commonwealth Club talk)
HOW THE Q&A WILL WORK:
1) Submit a question for Sal when you register for the event (it can be anything!). (You can submit questions up til Tues 9/17 - just go in and edit your order.)
2) We'll select 30 questions from those submitted ahead of the event.
3) If you'd like to be one of the girls to ask Sal questions, select "I want to participate in the Q&A at the event" when you register.
4) You'll get to choose one of the 30 questions at check-in.
5) Between 5:50 to 6:20pm, girls will line up to ask their questions, and Sal will have 1 minute max to answer each question. If there's time, girls can also ask questions on the spot.
Sal looks forward to answering your questions so don't hesitate! Parents/friends/family members and anyone else interested are welcome to attend!
Tickets are non-refundable. Click here for more info about the Commonwealth Club talk.
About Sal Khan:
Sal Khan is the founder of the Khan Academy (www.khanacademy.org), a nonprofit with the mission of
providing free, high-quality education for “anyone, anywhere” in the world. Khan was born and
raised in New Orleans, Louisiana. Khan graduated from MIT in 1998 with three degrees: two
bachelor of science degrees in mathematics and electrical engineering/computer science; and a
master of science degree in electrical engineering. He began his career working in technology and
later earned his MBA at Harvard Business School. Khan then became an analyst at a Boston based
hedge fund which later relocated to Palo Alto in 2005.
In 2004 as a side project, Khan began tutoring his young cousin in math, communicating by phone
and using an interactive notepad. By 2006, word got around and Khan was tutoring 15 family friends
and cousins as a hobby. To better scale, he began writing software to give his cousins practice and
feedback in mathematics. To complement this software, he also began posting videos of his handscribbled tutorials on YouTube. Demand took off, and in 2009, when the software and videos were reaching tens of thousands of students per month, he quit his day job to commit himself fully to the not-for-profit Khan Academy. The Khan Academy website now provides self-pacing software and unlimited access to over 4,000 instructional videos covering everything from basic arithmetic to college level science and economics. It’s the most-used library of educational videos on the web, with over 6 million unique students per month, over 280 million lessons delivered, and over a billion exercises completed. Over 30,000 classrooms around the world are also using Khan Academy to help build student mastery of topics and to free up class time for dynamic project based learning.
Khan has been profiled by 60 Minutes, featured on the cover of Forbes Magazine, and recognized as
one of TIME Magazine’s “100 Most Influential People in the World”.
In late 2012, Khan released his book The One World Schoolhouse: Education Reimagined.
About Khan Academy:
Khan Academy is an organization on a mission. It is a not-for-profit with the goal of changing education for the better by providing a free world-class education for anyone anywhere. www.khanacademy.org
About Girls Innovate!
Our vision is that one day we'll have a more compassionate, wise and effective world, made possible because we've been able to successfully apply innovative approaches towards (a) learning and creating, (b) mentoring for girls, (c) engagement of mothers, (d) community mobilization and (e) societal impact.
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