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Wednesday, November 11 • 21:15 - 21:45
The Case Against Innovation

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The presenter began teaching children to program computers nearly 40 years ago, led professional development in the first 1:1 “laptop schools" in 1990, created one of the world’s first online graduate programs in 1998, and co-authored what has become known as the bible of the maker movement in schools. Despite being at the vanguard of interventions that may now be considered “on-trend,” Gary will make the case that innovation is the wrong objective for education, complete with perverse incentives, that do little to make the world a better place for kids. In this lively, provocative, and heartfelt presentation, Dr. Stager will share different scenarios for the future of education - ones that respect history, recognize the power of computing to amplify human potential, and prepare children to thrive in an uncertain future.

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Gary Stager

CEO, Founder, Journalist, Educator, Consultant, Professor, Software Developer & Speaker, Constructing Modern Knowledge
In addition to being a popular keynote speaker at some of the world’s most prestigious education conferences, Gary Stager is a journalist, teacher educator, consultant, professor, software developer, publisher, and school administrator. An elementary teacher by training, he has... Read More →

Wednesday November 11, 2020 21:15 - 21:45 CET
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