Author(s): Kyle, Stacey; Rudé, Diana; Lezin, Nicole
Release Date: June 1, 2011 | Last Updated Date: February 19, 2015
In 2010 a bi-partisan group of California Legislators asked CCST to assess the state’s innovation ‘ecosystem’ and offer a specific list of recommendations for legislators to enhance the state’s ability to foster and benefit from innovation. CCST convened a series of roundtables with academic, industry and research leaders across the state in late 2010 to seek input on the challenges faced by California. These groups cited three principal areas needing attention: support for the innovation process itself, impending water shortages, and digital education.
As part of the process to help develop specific legislative ideas for responding to these areas, on March 25, 2011, the California Teacher Advisory Council (CalTAC) convened a group of teachers and administrators, representatives from technology companies, philanthropies, policy groups, STEM (science, technology, engineering, and mathematics) networks and publishers on the grounds of Cogswell Polytechnical College in Sunnyvale, California to discuss digital education.
Both anecdotal observations and neuroscience research highlight that digital natives – young people who have never known an environment where they are not surrounded by technology – learn differently. How we take advantage of these changes and shifts to shape the classroom of the future will have profound implications for industry, as well as education.
The summit focused on three questions:
This summary covers the main presentations and discussions at the summit, including: