Envisioning the Future of Education at Google’s New York Office
What do you think classrooms will be like in 20 years? That was just one of the questions our CEO, Mike O’Brien, posed to panelists last night at our iConnect event held at the Google NYC offices on the future of education. Mentors, supporters, and community partners came together to learn about innovations in education and how citizens can help support our students and schools.
Mike was joined on stage by Charles Best, founder and CEO, DonorsChoose.org and iMentor board member; Greg Gunn, entrepreneur in residence at City Light and Co-Founder Wireless Generation; Sue Lehmann, board Member of Harlem Children’s Zone and Teach For America; and Albert Wenger from Union Square Ventures. The panelists joined in a lively discussion about making school relevant to students’ lives and career goals, improving curriculum, and integrating technology in and out of the classroom. Our mentors also had an opportunity to ask tough questions about replicating successful school models, college access, and the best advice they can give to their mentees.
Thanks to Google, our panelists, participants, and audience for collaborating on this unique learning opportunity and for making the event a success.
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