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A Global Collaboration on Nurturing Education Innovations
Global Startup Weekend - EDU Nurturing US Education Innovations
By Learning From Top Countries’
K-12 Academic Successes
Mark [email protected]
New Technology Enables New Ideas
What Other Ideas Are Possible?
WP, Web browsing, video conferencing,
two USB ports, 256 MB RAM.
Initial Idea An Education Startup Weekend in Orlando
To Nurture Education Innovations
Challenge An Orlando Startup Weekend EDU event Sources Ideas (Primarily) From the USA
How About Learning From
Orlando as the Hub of K12 Online Education
K12 Online Educatione.g. FLVS
Tertiary Online Education
Top Countries Ranked By K-12 Academic Success
Why Are These Countries Doing So Well Academically?
What Can We Learn From Them?
Apple Agrees that More Can Be Done!
Jan 19th 2012 Apple Education Event
A Global Idea: Host a Global Startup Weekend - EDUTo Collaborate Globally On Education Innovations
Global Startup Weekend – EDU Builds Upon SW’s Vision of Transcending Boundaries
•Business strategists•Product Managers•Startup Enthusiasts
Proposed GlobalStartup Weekend – EDU
Nurturing Education Innovations from Diverse Global Successes
A Global Startup Weekend EDU(sometime between Jun – Aug 2012)
To Nurture Bottom-Up Education Innovations
That Transcend National Boundaries
Each Site & Team Will Have Global Participation
Each Global Site1+
On-Site Educator Representative
from the other 2 Sites
Each Global Team1+
from the other 2 Sites
Gates Foundation Supports Startup Weekend – EDU($250,000)
The Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation has pledged $250,000
to the Startup Weekend EDU series of events, the dedicated education-focused vertical
within the non-profit.
Solicit Funding For Global Collaborative SW EDU
(Individual & Isolated)
Proposed GlobalStartup Weekends – EDU
Startup Weekend Org Startup Weekend Org
Peer-to-Peer Global Collaboration
Individual & Isolated Events
As of June 2012
SingaporeUSANov 17th Kickoff Meeting
In Orlando, FL
Presented Remotely @ NIE’s 12/2 EDUCamp
Started Conversation with Singapore Government’s
Nat’l Institute of Education Faculty
Global Startup Weekend – EDU A Bottom-Up “Little Bets” Opportunity
to Nurture Education Innovations
A little bet is a low-risk action taken to
discover, develop, and test an idea.
Can Orlando be a K12 Education Hub?
“Surpassing Shanghai”A Top-Down Agenda to Improve US Education
Surpassing Shanghai:An Agenda for American Education
Built on the World's Leading Systems This book answers a simple question: How would one redesign the American education system if the aim was to take advantage of everything that has been learned by countries with the world’s best education systems?
The message is clear: If we are serious, we have to stop simply comparing California to Connecticut to Kansas. It’s time to swim in deeper water with Singapore, Ontario, Japan, and others who are eating our lunch.
— John Merrow, education correspondent, PBS NewsHour and president, Learning Matters
Google Supports Startup Weekend, Including EDU
Today, we’re announcing a partnership with Startup Weekend—a global organization committed to promoting real entrepreneurship in local communities. … Participants gather on Friday, and by Sunday afternoon, they launch a product.
This partnership will help Startup Weekend expand to dozens of additional cities around the world and launch new vertical competitions focused on specific themes such as education, health or gaming.
… we’ll be working to bring in Google’s developer community in the form of Google Technology User Groups as an additional resource to Startup Weekend participants.
(Announced Nov 10th, 2011)