Last week, Bill Tucker of Education Sector, a DC-based education policy think tank, visited School of One at IS228 in Brooklyn and wrote about the visit on the popular “Quick and the Ed” blog. Among his insights is a point that we couldn’t agree with more: that our technology is only a means to a more important end — effective differentiation of instruction:
While technology undergirds School of One, the core problem that the program is trying to solve is age-old: how to effectively teach all students, especially when each enters with a variety of different math backgrounds, skill levels, and interests.
Read the full posts on the Quick and the Ed: Part I and Part II
Eli Broad, founder of the Eli and Edythe Foundation — one of School of One’s funders – writes in The School Administrator:
This notion now is driving highly successful digital, individualized learning taking place in schools like Rocketship Schools in San Jose, Calif., and New York City’s School of One. The founders of these schools, Rocketship Education’s John Danner and Preston Smith and the School of One’s Joel Rose, weren’t afraid to try something new. Now, because these schools gear learning to every individual student’s needs, teachers have the tools they need to propel students — many of whom are low-income — forward, further and far faster than other schools.
Check out a pretty balanced take on the i3 program, with a section on School of One, here. It’s part of a larger series on education and the federal stimulus, which all posted over the weekend.
Also, an audio recording of School of One CEO Joel Rose’s presentation for the Denver Hot Lunch series just posted here.
School of One featured in the Epoch Times this week. They also covered School of One back in July ’09.
Did you know that the publication was founded by Chinese dissidents in an Atlanta basement in 2000? We didn’t. http://ow.ly/3UONl
Check out Mindshift’s interesting series on the school day of the future, including a clip from Chris Rush of School of One here.
Also, for a more scholarly take on the future of education, look here. Good stuff.
Edward L. Glaeser, professor of economics at Harvard University, had some very nice things to say about School of One in this column on education and America’s future.
Read about School of One’s “radical idea” for improving education, in Fast Company magazine, here.
Educators have always known that it’s tough to find a way to stimulate every single one of the 25 kids in any given classroom at any given time. Petrilli chronicles some of the impressive efforts that a school in Takoma Park has made in the right direction, but notes how logistically and pedagogically hard it really is. He highlights School of One as a promising attempt so solve the age-old problem of “teaching to the middle.” Read Article
Secretary Duncan’s speech points out how School of One is one program helping schools “tap the power of technology to personalize and accelerate learning”
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School of One was profiled as a part of NBC’s “Education Nation” summit in fall of 2010. Click image to watch video