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Re: [evonline2002_webheads] Student Centered Learning model, Avenues, The World School

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  • Teresa Almeida d'Eca
    Dear Andy, How nice to read a message from you and about such an interesting and exciting project! Thank you for sharing. I watched both videos and will be
    Message 1 of 2 , Dec 7, 2012
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      Dear Andy,

      How nice to read a message from you and about such an interesting and
      exciting project! Thank you for sharing.

      I watched both videos and will be looking more in depth into the site.
      Just wish I could apply. < sigh >

      Hugs, Teresa

      On 07-12-2012 2:12, Andrew Pincon wrote:
      > To all my Webhead Colleagues:
      > I participated in a live webinar today with the Director of Technology
      > of a new
      > $60 Million K-12 school in Manhattan, NY, Avenues, The World School. I
      > was
      > principally interested in the underlying technology that went into
      > this new
      > education experiment that grew out of experiences learned from the Edison
      > Learning Initiatives in New York and the U.K.,
      > http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/EdisonLearning
      > As most of you know, I don't usually comment in our daily Webhead
      > postings, but
      > given the wide range of technology experience of our unique Community of
      > Practice of Webheads, I thought I would share two videos on this
      > unique new
      > education model, Avenues, the World School, with my Webhead friends.
      > Over the
      > past ten or more years many of us have commiserated over the bureaucratic
      > roadblocks and challenges we all have faced within our respective
      > institutions.
      > I have often lost all hope of every seeing any significant improvement in
      > education outcomes from within my own institution in Chicago given the
      > entrenched bureaucracy at City Colleges.
      > And so as I prepare to retire from trying to grind down my own
      > professional
      > mountain of bureaucracy in Chicago and Illinois, and move onto smaller
      > hills
      > which I can grind down in Wisconsin, I found Avenues' vision,
      > philosophy and
      > practical teaching and administrative education experience hopefully
      > as they
      > move 7,400 New York students into the new paradigm of "Student Centered
      > Learning". Here are two videos that give more details on how they view
      > education for a 21st Digitally Global Society of Digital Natives.
      > Avenues, The World School Intro Video:
      > http://www.avenues.org/introductory-video
      > and A School of One by Avenues' founders and principal faculty:
      > http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=DQmyaFAdats
      > Avenues is opening schools in London, Sao Paulo and Bejing for those
      > Webhead
      > professionals who may be interested in applying for teaching
      > positions. I think
      > most Webheads have a leg up in getting on board with this new paradigm
      > given the
      > depth of technology expertise Webheads have mastered.
      > Best Regards
      > Andrew Pinçon
      > Executive Director
      > Digital Workforce Education Society
      > An Illinois Entrepreneurship Network Affiliate
      > Wright College Humboldt Park Vocational Education Center
      > pincon@... <mailto:pincon%40digibridge.org>

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