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Global Startup Weekend - EDU Nurturing US Education Innovations By Learning From Top Countries’ K-12 Academic Successes Mark Lee [email protected] Jun 2012

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A Global Collaboration on Nurturing Education Innovations


  • 1. Global Startup Weekend - EDUNurturing US Education Innovations By Learning FromTop Countries K-12 Academic SuccessesMark [email protected] 2012

2. New Technology Enables New Ideas What Other Ideas Are Possible? US$45 WP, Webbrowsing, video conferencing, twoUSB ports,256 MB RAM. 3. Initial IdeaAn Education Startup Weekend in OrlandoTo Nurture Education Innovations 4. ChallengeAn Orlando Startup Weekend EDU event Sources Ideas (Primarily) From the USA How AboutLearning From These Countries? FinlandSingapore ORLANDO 5. Orlando as the Hub of K12 Online EducationBostonHub ofTertiary Online EducationOrlandoHub ofK12 Online Education e.g. FLVS 6. Top Countries Ranked By K-12 Academic Success Why Are These CountriesDoing So Well Academically? FinlandSingapore What Can We Learn From Them? 7. Apple Agrees that More Can Be Done!Jan 19th 2012 Apple Education Event 8. A Global Idea: Host a Global Startup Weekend - EDU To Collaborate Globally On Education Innovations Helsinki OrlandoSingapore 9. Global Startup Weekend EDU Builds UponSWs Vision of Transcending BoundariesStartup WeekendsProposed GlobalTranscend Startup Weekend EDUFunctional BoundariesTranscendNational Boundaries Educators Developers Singapore Designers Business strategists& Helsinki/Finland Orlando/US Product Managers Startup Enthusiasts EDU Innovations/Startups 10. Nurturing Education Innovations from Diverse Global Successes A Global Startup Weekend EDU(sometime between Jun Aug 2012) To NurtureBottom-Up Education InnovationsThat Transcend National BoundariesOrlando HelsinkiSingapore 11. Each Site & Team Will Have Global ParticipationEach Global Site Each Global Team1+1+On-Site Remote/OnlineEducator Representative Educator Representative from the other 2 Sitesfrom the other 2 Sites 12. Gates Foundation Supports Startup Weekend EDU ($250,000)The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundationhas pledged $250,000 to the Startup Weekend EDU series of events, the dedicated education-focused verticalwithin the non-profit. 13. Solicit Funding For Global Collaborative SW EDUExistingProposed Global Startup Weekends Startup Weekends EDU(Individual & Isolated) (Global Collaboration)Startup Weekend OrgStartup Weekend OrgStructureStructure GlobalHow-Tos How-TosCollaboration?Boston London OrlandoHelsinkiSingaporeSingaporeIndividual & Isolated Peer-to-Peer Events Global Collaboration 14. As of June 2012 USA Singapore1Nov 17th Kickoff Meeting1In Orlando, FLOrganizer22 Started Conversation with Singapore GovernmentsNatl Institute of Education Faculty3Presented [email protected] NIEs 12/2 EDUCamp 15. Supplemental Slides15 16. Global Startup Weekend EDUA Bottom-Up Little Bets Opportunityto Nurture Education Innovations A little bet is a low-risk action taken todiscover, develop, and test an idea. 17. Can Orlando be a K12 Education Hub? Boston Tertiary Education HubNYC Fashion MediaSV Tech Startups Orlando K12Education HubHouston Energy 18. Surpassing Shanghai A Top-Down Agenda to Improve US Education Surpassing Shanghai: An Agenda for American Education Built on the Worlds Leading SystemsThis book answers a simple question: How would oneredesign the American education system if the aimwas to take advantage of everything that has beenlearned by countries with the worlds best educationsystems?The message is clear: If we are serious, we have tostop simply comparing California to Connecticut toKansas. Its time to swim in deeper water withSingapore, Ontario, Japan, and others who are eatingour lunch. John Merrow, education correspondent, PBSNewsHour and president, Learning Matters 19. Google Supports Startup Weekend, Including EDUToday, were announcinga partnership with Startup Weekenda global organization committed topromoting real entrepreneurshipin local communities. Participants gather on Friday, and (Announced Nov 10th, 2011)by Sunday afternoon, they launch a product.This partnership will help Startup Weekend expand to dozens of additional citiesaround the world and launch new vertical competitions focused on specificthemes such as education, health or gaming. well be working to bring in Googles developer community in the formof Google Technology User Groups as an additional resource to Startup Weekendparticipants.