In order to develop solutions to better educate today’s youth, we must first understand the current state and quality of our education system. By providing interesting and informative movies, podcasts and photos related to today’s education system and education reform, we can become more knowledgeable on the issues, hence facilitating more informative solutions for quality education. Energize Students encourages you to comment and voice your opinion on the media provided. If there is any media that you would like to contribute, please contact us.
1) Interview with Adam Jubela, Exec. Director, EnergizeStudents.org
2) Sir Ken Robinson: Do schools kill creativity?
Sir Ken Robinson makes an entertaining and profoundly moving case for creating an education system that nurtures (rather than undermines) creativity.
3) Hackschooling Makes Me Happy
When 13 year-old Logan LaPlante grows up, he wants to be happy and healthy. He discusses how hacking his education is helping him achieve this goal.
4) Future Learning Short Documentary:
Students are the future, but what's the future for students? To arm them with the relevant, timeless skills for our rapidly changing world, we need to revolutionize what it means to learn. Education innovators like Dr. Sugata Mitra, visiting professor at MIT; Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy; and Dr. Catherine Lucey, Vice Dean of Education at UCSF, are redefining how we engage young minds for a creatively and technologically-advanced future. Which of these educators holds the key for unlocking the learning potential inside every student?
5) Stop Bullying: Recourse for Parents
Stephanie Papas, CA Dept of Education talks about what is being done on the education front to counter bullying and cyber bullying. She gives resources for parents & teachers on how to handle bullying.