Flipped Classrooms and Broken Silos:
Education Trends in Needham and Beyond

How are educators making learning more meaningful, inspiring and accessible in a changing academic and business environment? The NEF invites you to explore these questions and others in an enlightening dialogue with Dr. Daniel Gutekanst and local experts from Olin College, MIT and business. You’ll get insight on:

  • Needham Public School initiatives in interdisciplinary learning

  • How online instruction and other creative teaching models engage students in learning beyond just the classroom

  • How educators are breaking down silos between academic disciplines to better prepare students for higher learning and real-world problem solving

Join us on November 28 at 7:00 p.m. In the Newman School auditorium, where you’ll have an opportunity to engage in an audience Q&A and join speakers for dessert after the panel discussion. 

Admission is free.

RSVP toinfo@nefneedham.org. Space is limited.

 

KEYNOTE AND MODERATOR
Daniel E. Gutekanst, Ed.D Superintendent, Needham Public Schools 

PANELISTS

Robert Martello
Professor Olin College

Mark Somerville
Professor Olin College

Kirby Salerno
Co-founder ClassroomWindow

Mark Chang
Director of Product edX

Leah Alpert
MIT Student, Needham High School Graduate & Intern, Khan Academy

Articles Related to Community Education Topics

From the New York Times:
Massive Open Online Courses are Multiplying at a Rapid Pace
http://www.nytimes.com/2012/11/04/education/edlife/massive-open-online-courses-are-multiplying-at-a-rapid-pace.html?emc=eta1

From the Boston Globe:
A Shakeup of Higher Education
http://bostonglobe.com/opinion/2012/11/17/shakeup-higher-education/Wi5FQz2JYstDnYDlUaUfdI/story.html