This Teaching Educators event takes place on Thursday, Dec. 20, 2012, 2 to 3 p.m. ET.
Today, an educator doesn’t have to quit his or her job or start a business to be an entrepreneur. With new technologies and teaching approaches becoming more accepted in the classroom, educators have more opportunities than ever to assume leadership roles and affect grassroots change within their schools, districts, and states. Proactive educators can create their own online professional learning networks, meet with policymakers, or even create their own teaching app if equipped with the right kinds of skills. To do so, however, they must overcome the regulations and resistance to change common to many environments. Our guests will discuss the tangible skills educators can develop to become more entrepreneurial and effective in their efforts to improve education from the bottom up.
Presenters for Teaching Educators:
Matt Candler, founder and chief executive officer, 4.0 Schools, New Orleans
Megan M. Allen, 5th grade teacher, Shaw Elementary School, Tampa, Fla.
Jason Tomassini, staff writer, Education Week