More video: supercharging student achievement

August 26, 2010

In this final set of videos from the NewSchools Summit 2010, speakers at the Community of Practice event — held the day before the Summit with a smaller set of about 200 entrepreneurs and other practitioners — talked about the power of technology to help close the achievement gap.

In the morning, participants heard about entrepreneurial efforts like School of One (a NewSchools grantee) and the Quest to Learn “school for digital kids,” both in New York City, as well as what Sesame Street is doing to take its trusted characters into the world of technology.

Because technology is often a means of enabling teachers to improve their practice and extend their impact, NewSchools partner Julie Mikuta moderated a conversation between the authors of two buzzworthy new books about effective teaching, Steven Farr of Teaching as Leadership: The Highly Effective Teacher’s Guide to Closing the Achievement Gap and Doug Lemov of Teach Like a Champion: 49 Techniques that Put Students on the Path to College. The day ended with a panel discussion about what it really takes to make innovation happen.