What the H-E double hockey sticks is Templeton Learning again?!
Simply put, and per our new website, Templeton Learning is the umbrella organization that oversees WonderLab and our Blyth-Templeton Academy joint venture.
But those that know me well—and/or have been reading this blog for the nearly two years that I’ve been writing it—know that simple questions and answers are not my forte.
Thus, I’d like to propose a more complex question: Why is Templeton Learning?
Why is Templeton Learning? Because we believe that there is no more important work than building high quality, highly accessible K-12 education models for 21st century learners—and we believe that doing so will take many decades of sustained effort.
Why? To wrestle with big questions like these:
- What could/should “school” be in the 21st century?
- What if young people spent more time wondering “what if”?
Why? To dream new answers to these big questions; to build sustainable solutions fueled by these answers; to share and scale these solutions; and ultimately, to refine and repeat them throughout the U.S. and eventually the world.
It goes without saying that we cannot do this alone. That is why I couldn’t be more optimistic about this moment in learning, nor grateful for the many like-minded initiatives such as:
- The Acton’s Children’s Business Fair: The largest entrepreneurship event for kids in North America (I hope to see all Austin-based readers there today).
- XQ: The Superschool Project: A national movement to reimagine high school.
- Think It Up: An opportunity for middle and high school students to develop student-powered, teacher-led, crowdfunded learning projects.
Undoubtedly, it will take you. Which is why I couldn’t be more grateful for your time, your interest and your ideas that I hope you will share at WhatIf@templetonlearning.com.
Sincerely yours (and a very Happy Halloween),