Why Schools Are Changing
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On Thursday, October 8, world-renowned science teacher Mr. Paul Andersen will be visiting Arcadia’s Performing Arts Center to discuss the impact of technology on schools, and how students and parents can adapt to the changes. The event titled “Why Schools Are Changing” will take place from 6:30 p.m. to 8:00 p.m.
The event will involve a lecture, followed by a Q&A. The goal of this event is to help parents better understand technology-based education. Mr. Andersen’s lecture will give parents advice on how they can help their child be successful in this new educational environment. As Arcadia Unified School District Superintendent David Vannasdall explained, "We are in the middle of a global transformation in education due to the fact that we have quickly moved from an information society to an innovation society. The ability to innovate and apply information to profoundly add value to our world is what we aspire for every student in Arcadia. Paul Andersen will challenge us all on how teaching and learning may look for this innovation society."
Mr. Paul Andersen has taught in Montana for twenty years. With this teaching experience, Andersen has created hundreds of Youtube science tutorials that have been viewed millions of times by students all over the world. His videos have also been used by many teachers across the globe, including those in AUSD, to teach science to their students in an engaging way.
According to his popular website Bozemanscience.com, Andersen was the 2011 Montana Teacher of the Year, and was also one of four finalists for the 2011 National Teacher of the Year. Anderson was also recently selected as a YouTube Edu Guru. In his 2012 TED Talk that has more than 120,000 views, Andersen explains how using elements of video game design greatly improved learning for his AP Biology students.
The event is entirely free, limited to the first 1,000 attendees on a first-come basis. More information can be found on the event flyer. You can view his TED Talk below.
By AUSD Digital Communications Intern Titus Wu