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Field Trips: A Peek Into The Future Project

image from scholasticadministrator.typepad.comBefore too much more time passes, I wanted to tell you about something new (to me) called  The Future Project, which I learned about a couple of weeks ago at a brainstorming session called Impactor.  

According to the email I had received: "The Future Project is on a mission to transform America's high schools into the most inspired places on earth. Magical places that ignite passion, not apathy. That empower students to define success on their own terms, not ours. That leave behind innovators, not conformists. That inspire happiness, not only success." 

As you can see from the above group picture, the room was full of social entrepreneurs, digital marketing gurus, media folks, nonprofit types, students -- and me.  The kids especially -- high school students from Green and Democracy Prep -- and the folks who work in the schools with them -- were particularly fun to talk to and hear from. Once in a while, it's good to get out and interact with real people, I guess. 

 

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Any teachers?

the room was full of social entrepreneurs, digital marketing gurus, media folks, nonprofit types, students -- and me.

Wow! Where do I sign up
I worked in the field for 13 years and moved over to teaching for the last 9.5 years. I also have special needs children who would love this project.

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