Developed by Team Exponent, Exponential Education is an open source education framework and curriculum for learning, solving, and building through 10x thinking and projects. The curriculum centers on Exponential Sprints, which encourage children to realize and build 10x solutions to some of humanity’s most difficult challenges. By focusing on uncovering children’s passions and interests, and helping them to acquire the skills to solve challenging problems through 10x thinking, Exponential Sprints aid adults in shifting away from asking children, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” to “What problem do you want to solve, and what do you want to build now?” Any school program can implement Exponential Education. The curriculum is flexible and can be applied to a full-time school year, a single class, an after-school program, or even a weekend or conference experience.
When I first started teaching 29 years ago, being safe and secure meant having fire drills and locking windows and doors at the end of the day. How times have changed! Today, digital privacy and security have been added to the physical safety of schools. Students are becoming increasingly savvy with technology, but they may not always realize how public their online information is. Because of this, educators must learn how to teach their students online security and safety.
In 1951, a football game inspired what would become a landmark study in psychology. Dartmouth opposed Princeton in a brutal end-of-season match that yielded a broken nose, a broken leg, and a flurry of penalties. The game's lack of sportsmanship became the topic of much public debate, with each side blaming the other for the lack of civility on the field.
The educational technology programs delivered through Penn State World Campus can help you successfully incorporate use of the internet and technology into your professional setting. If you work in an educational institution, you can expand your skills in instructional design and learn to evaluate the impact of technology on learning. Choose from graduate certificates in E-Learning Design, Educational Technology Integration, or Teaching and Learning in a K–12 Setting, any of which you can roll into a full Master of Education in Learning, Design, and Technology if you apply and are accepted into the program. Penn State’s College of Education has consistently ranked in the top 10, according to U.S. News and World Report, and the same faculty who teach in residence also teach online. Visit the website to request information.