Congratulations to Sugata Mitra
Dr. Sugata Mitra, an Advisory
Board Member of 21st Century Schools, has been awarded the first
$1 Million Dollar prize from TED! The annual award
provides an "exceptional individual" the opportunity to
"conceive and launch a high-impact project."
Famous for his "hole in the wall"
project, Sugata spoke at the TED awards conference to reveal his
new project: "My wish is to help design the future of
learning by supporting children all over the world to tap into
their innate sense of wonder and work together."
"Help me build the 'School in the
Cloud,' a learning lab in India, where children can embark on
intellectual adventures by engaging and connecting with
information and mentoring online."
Mitra's toolkit, "How to Bring
Self-Organized Learning Environments to Your Community," can be
http://www.ted.com/pages/814. To contribute to his TED
Prize, visit: TED.com/sugata
More information on his
project, including videos, is at
Summer Institute San Antonio!
It's that time again - time to register for the
21st Century Schools
Summer Institute in San Antonio!
The Summer Institute this year
will once again take place at the beautiful and historic River
Walk on the following dates. You may attend one or all of
July 22 & 23 - Media Literacy, an
In-depth Investigation - $599
July 24 -- Greening the
Classroom and the Curriculum - $299
July 25 & 26 - Designing the 21st
Century Classroom - $599
28 & 29 - Innovation & Entrepreneurship for K-12 - $599
On-Site Professional Staff
If your school district has cut
its budget by eliminating travel to out-of-district PD, or if you want a group
or your entire staff to experience our workshops first hand, we can come to you!
contact us now
to reserve your dates for on-site professional development, both in the United
States and abroad!
These workshops are being continually redesigned and updated to keep up
with new technologies such as Web 2.0 tools, social media developments,
current research and developments in education and our always evolving
creative ideas for curriculum!
Global Workshop Schedule
If you are
located in one of the wonderful cities listed below please
contact us regarding partnership with us.
sure to join us in one of these great cities:
21st Century Schools International
Last year brought us so many wonderful
opportunities to see the world, to meet and work with educators from
many countries, and to develop our own personal Global Competencies.
Visit our blog to see
where we've been! (scroll down to 2011 was great - 2012 will
21st Century Schools International will be a
non-profit organization dedicated to assisting educators and students
worldwide in designing and implementing authentic 21st century schools.
We will be posting specific criteria for your school to be recognized as
a 21st Century School. We will also have a directory of these
schools which teachers and students can use to connect with and support
each other, and where other educators can go to find out which schools
are truly 21st century and where they are - we get asked for that
This organization will also assist schools
with finding resources, from curriculum to funding.