1. In her remarks at Parker’s Chicago Education Festival, educational consultant Lucy Gray described her personal experience orchestrating the Global Education Conference and the important role professional generosity played in helping the initiative come to life.

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  2. Chris Fahnoe, director of technology and assessment for Arlington Heights School District 25 in Arlington Heights, Illinois, spoke to those in attendance at Parker’s Chicago Education Festival about the important role technology can play in turning passive students into active learners.

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  3. At Parker's Chicago Education Festival, Parker teacher and administrator Martin Moran identifies the core dispositions that learners of all ages need in the 21st century and encourages schools to consciously make themselves 'messier.

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  4. At Parker’s Chicago Education Festival, designer and strategist Victor Saad shared his personal story of founding “The Experience Institute,” a graduate program focused on making learning experiential.

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  5. Gary Stager is one of the world’s leading experts and advocates for computer programming, robotics and learning by doing in classrooms. In his remarks at Parker’s Chicago Education Festival, Stager encouraged teachers to put their fears aside and stray from the well-trodden path of irrational teaching practices.

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Parker’s Chicago Education Festival

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More than 100 teachers, administrators and educational thought leaders from the Chicago area and beyond joined together at Parker for the school’s inaugural Chicago Education Festival.

The goal for those in attendance was to think beyond current standards,…


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More than 100 teachers, administrators and educational thought leaders from the Chicago area and beyond joined together at Parker for the school’s inaugural Chicago Education Festival.

The goal for those in attendance was to think beyond current standards, testing and Common Core curriculum to question the limits of education and imagine the possibilities for teaching and learning in the future.

Enjoy these videos of some of the Keynote speeches from the event.

More about this year’s inaugural Chicago Education Festival can be found here: fwparker.org/chicago-education-festival

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