Opportunities for New Learning Experiences at Stanford

Wallenberg HallWallenberg Hall at Stanford University provides a collaborative, student-centered learning space for students and teachers in all disciplines. This learning center was developed from a vision and partnership between Stanford and philanthropic efforts from Sweden. Bob Emery Smith, Director of Technology Services was one of the founders of the spaces. Mr. Smith shares the genesis of this innovative learning space that has been used as a model across the globe for K-12 learning that focuses on creativity and collaboration.

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Innovation Day

Clock showing “20% time,” the approach to innovation of letting employees spend twenty percent of their work time on projects of their choice, is often associated with Google, but the idea goes back to at least 1948 when 3M began encouraging its employees to spend 15% of their working time on their own projects.  In this episode,
Geoff Belleau talks about Innovation Day, a project at Crystal Middle School that was inspired by the 20% concept.  Geoff is Program Manager for Instructional Technology at Solano County Office of Education in Fairfield, California and recently became a member of the TICAL Cadre.

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