Ed Tech And Activism Are Reinventing Education On 30 Under 30

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Ed Tech And Activism Are Reinventing Education On 30 Under 30
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This is the era of the edu-preneur, when being a K-12 or higher ed  professional can mean anything from cofounding a start-up with excess of $50 million in funding or launching a venture that uses the Kickstarter model to fund classrooms and libraries in at-risk communities in the U.S. and abroad. The 30 Under 30 in education are in the forefront of this revolution. Here, their take on the future of learning, the classroom, and the role of the technology:

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Eren Bali, cofounder, Udemy
The future of education is going to be mostly online and accessible instantly to the whole world.

Katie Beck, COO, 4.0 Schools
The future of education is aligning school more closely to the experiences kids will have as adults — collaborative, project-based, relevant.

Catharine Bellinger + Alexis Morin, cofounders, Students for Education Reform

Dan Berkowitz, manager, Youth Orchestra LA
The future of education is to unlock the creative potential of each student – and by extension, their communities – by transforming preconceptions about what is possible and eliminating barriers to access to the most innovative educational programs.

Nick Borg, cofounder, Edmodo
The future of education is contingent upon creating the environment for teacher-driven innovation.

Tyler Bosmeny, Dan Carroll, Rafael Garcia, cofounders, Clever
The future of education is empowered teachers

Andrew Buher, COO, NYC Department of Education
The future of education is dependent upon our admitting that the very concept of an all-powerful school system is an outdated model that hinders student learning instead of enhancing it.

Sam Chaudhary, Liam Don, cofounders, ClassDojo
The future of education is in teaching kids the skills needed to expect change, and to thrive on it.

Jennifer Chen, Joyce Meng, cofounders, Givology
The future of education is…universal access to quality education that empowers each individual to seize opportunity and live up to his or her potential.

Sayamindu Dasgupta, Ph.D., MIT Media Lab
The future of education is in helping children all over the world to experience curiosity, wonder, and joy through playful learning and creative expression.

Katelyn Donnelly, Saad Rizvi, SVPs, Pearson
The future of education is combination of whole system reform and systemic innovation to drive measurable progress of learning. Future of education is facing a data-driven revolution to measure, tweak
and improve learner outcomes faster, better and at scale.

Aaron Feuer, Xan Tanner, David Carel, cofounders, Panorama Education
The future of education is a world where all students have a love of learning, the knowledge and skills they need to be productive, and sense of self-confidence and responsibility that will inspire them to pursue their dreams.

Alejandro Gac-Artigas, founder, Springboard Collaborative

Brad Hargreaves, Matt Brimer, cofounders, General Assembly
The future of education is: equipping people with tangible skills in the context of a supportive community, ultimately empowering them to find — and create — opportunities throughout their entire career.

Jeremy Johnson, cofounder, 2U
The future of education is the same as the past – driven by outcomes. The difference is that in the future, half of our schools will educate ten times as many people, and in a far higher quality way.

Jeremiah Kittredge, founder, Families for Excellent Schools

Garrett Neiman, cofounder, CollegeSpring
The future of education is the very best of what already exists: the solutions are out there; we just need to bring them to scale.

Greg Rosenbaum, producer,  SXSWedu
The future of education is efficient, personalized learning determined by self-driven pathways.

Alison Johnston Rue, cofounder, InstaEDU
The future of education is combining the power of great teachers and great technologies to provide the best possible education for each individual student.

Elliot Sanchez, founder, mSchool

Kane Sarhan, cofounder, Enstitute
The future of education is diverse and career driven.

Beth Schmidt, founder, Wishbone
The future of education is dependent on innovation.

Mandela Schumacher-Hodge, director, Startup Weekend Education
The future of education is going to be shaped by those who are empowered to influence it, and my goal is to empower educators.

Elizabeth Ratner Slavitt, content scaling lead, Khan Academy
The future of education is universal access to high-quality content that increases worldwide social mobility.

Zakiya Smith, strategy director, Lumina Foundation
The future of education depends on the choices we make today.

Evan Stone, Sydney Morris, cofounders, Educators 4 Excellence
The future of education relies on our ability to treat teachers as agents of change, rather than as subjects of change.

Andrew Sutherland, founder, Quizlet
The future of education is about getting inspiring teachers into classrooms and developing more exciting curriculum that involve collaborative online tools instead of textbooks.

David Tjaden, chair, student program, National Education Association
The future of education is an educator-led cultural shift that puts creativity, collaboration, and problem solving at the forefront of education policy, and a generation of teachers who are also outspoken advocates for their students and the policies that end up affecting their classrooms.

Caryn Voskuil, manager, school model innovation, Rocketship Education
The future of education is not defined by time or place but by personalized pathways and unceasing access.

Tony Wan, managing editor, EdSurge News
The future of education should always be questioned.

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