I learned today that I have been asked to speak on behalf of education at the Symposium for Social Change in New York City on 5/3/10. Excited and humbled are understatements as I will have the ear of some of the most influential people in the Northeast. Here is a description and link to the event:
A nationwide series of forums in conjunction with city and state economic development offices to provide a collaborative platform in which diverse groups come together in a open dialogue to accelerate social change. Attended by social impact investors, venture capital firms, emerging businesses, foundations and organizations serving the community – to be held in New York, Los Angeles, Washington DC and Florida. The Foundation facilitates the collaboration among the business community, social impact investors, organizations and the government sector to solve social problems collectively.We are fostering leadership and moving people to work together to create impact as individuals and as groups.
I have been asked to supply a list of articles, of which 2 will be selected, that will serve as fuel for the discussion/talk. Specifically, I am looking for articles focusing on innovative change in K-12 education that not only includes radical ideas, but implementation strategies as well. Thanks everyone! Feel free to share your thoughts on social change in education as well. I plan to knock the socks off of the symposium attendees with everything I have learned over this past year from all of you!