Education Beyond Talk: The Amazing Impact of Learning by Doing
Wednesday, October 17, 2012 from 6:00 PM to 7:00 PM (PDT)
San Francisco, CA
Charles Best, Founder, Donorschoose.org
Vince Bertram, Ph.D., President and CEO, Project Lead the Way
Helen Quinn, Ph.D., Emerita Professor of Physics and Former Chair, Department of Particle Physics and Astrophysics, Stanford University; Chair, National Board on Science Education
Dennis Bartels, Ph.D., Executive Director, Exploratorium; Member, Education Working Group for the President’s Council of Advisors on Science and Technology – Moderator
It’s no secret California and the nation continue to fight an uphill battle to stay educationally competitive. A recent study showed that American students ranked 25th among 34 countries in math and science, behind China, South Korea, Hong Kong and Finland. And California ranked “below average” in the U.S. What are the solutions for getting back on track? How can students develop the critical thinking and communication skills necessary for postsecondary success and citizenship in a world fueled by innovations in science and technology? Hear from a panel of educational experts who say the answer lies in real world problem solving, what’s termed “experiential education” or learning by doing. Hear about innovative work that could well hold the key to turning around the educational system and America’s future.
Location: SF Club Office
Time: 5:30 p.m. networking reception, 6 p.m. program
Cost: $20 standard, $12 members, $7 students (with valid ID)
Also know: Part of the Innovating California Series, sponsored by Chevron Corporation
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The Commonwealth Club
The Commonwealth Club of California is the nation's oldest and largest public affairs forum. We bring over 400 annual events on topics ranging across politics, culture, society and the economy to 15,000 members.