Past Event

Education Beyond Talk: The Amazing Impact of Learning by Doing

Wed, Oct 17 2012 - 6:00pm

Education Beyond Talk: The Amazing Impact of Learning by Doing

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, students free (with valid ID)
Also know: Part of the Innovating California Series, sponsored by Chevron Corporation