Free and open to the public.
Larry Rosenstock is an urban educational reformer connected who has worked with Silicon Valley entrepreneurs to develop a pilot urban school focused on developing a curricular approach and orientation toward project based learning that could "educate scientists, engineers, and artists." The first school was started in San Diego in 1998 and today the are 13 schools in the High Tech High network.
Rosenstock's work is at the intersection STEAM (Science, Technology, Engineering, Arts and Math) and urban education reform. Rosenstock describes his work, "Public education is the single institution more than any other that best gives one the ability to rise above social disadvantage, yet it is the least changed in our society,” said Rosenstock. “We wanted a school that didn’t focus on where students came from, but creates an environment that challenges all students to think and create – trying on different hats and identities as scientists, engineers and artists.”
He has been awarded the most prestigious awards in the field of education and his work in New Tech High was featured in the award-winning documentary--"Most Likely to Succeed. " We screened this film at Smith several years ago in conjunction with a faculty workshop on the learning sciences. The link to the film is here: teddintersmith.com…
Larry's lecture will be of broad interest to our community:
Faculty interested in his approach to project based learning that weaves together the liberal arts and STEM fields.
Students and faculty interested in urban education, social justice, and school reform.
Students and faculty interested in applied science and math. The pedagogies developed by Rosenstock and utilized at High Tech High are cutting edge in the field.
Public policy students interested in the scaling up of educational reforms.