At our Learning 2013 conference earlier this year, we sat down with some of New England's education leaders to talk about their vision for the future of education:
- Tim Donovan, chancellor of the Vermont State Colleges, talks about how changes in technology reflect the need for continuous learning, and why education reform should blur the lines between work, play, high school, and college.
- Virtual Learning Academy Charter School CEO Steve Kossakoski says the time constraints on learning, from minutes in a day to weeks and semesters in a year, are "part of the past" and a barrier to learning.
- Larry Schaefer of the Connecticut Association of Public School Superintendents (CAPSS) shares his vision for the future of learning and how his organization is helping achieve it.
- Diane Ullman of the Connecticut State Department of Education explains why education reform is necessary to solving societal problems and supporting democracy.
- Don Siviski of the Maine Department of Education describes the reforms to infrastructure and culture in one Maine district, including a proficiency-based diploma and an embracing of learning as constant and time as variable.