A group of La Cañada Unified elementary school students recently took a turn at the mike, interviewing notable community figures for a class that teaches aspiring entrepreneurs how to use podcasting to promote ideas and causes they care about. Full Article
In my six-year study of breakthrough innovators, there was a pattern that was inescapable: many of the world’s most famous innovators struggled with the structure of formal education, and many had far less formal education than you would expect. I started to wonder if the examples of these exceptionally successful and smart people should inspire us to rethink how we deliver education. Full article
Growing numbers of employers are looking for accomplishments that fall outside conventional rubrics: “maker” portfolios of designs and inventions; entrepreneurial achievements; a rich volunteer life; and, more broadly, an ability to creatively manage the sometimes-difficult elements of the life they were born into. Full article
Design Thinking is a mindset and approach to learning, collaboration, and problem solving. In practice, the design process is a structured framework for identifying challenges, gathering information, generating potential solutions, refining ideas, and testing solutions.
Jia Jiang adventures boldly into a territory so many of us fear: rejection.
Throughout much of the developed world, gainful employment is seen as almost a fundamental right. But what if, in the not-too-distant future, there aren't enough jobs to go around? That’s what some economists think will happen as robots and artificial intelligence increasingly becomes capable of performing human tasks: Technology is replacing human brains as well as brawn. Full article
Diana Laufenberg shares 3 surprising things she has learned about teaching -- including a key insight about learning from mistakes.
We wanted to take a moment to congratulate Amber Mase, from La Canada Elementary, who donated $625 to Glendale YWCA from the sales of her “Let's Stick 2gether” bracelet at Montrose Farmer’s Market. Full article
Webster Dictionary defines an “entrepreneur” as “one who organizes, manages, and assumes the risks of a business or enterprise.” But a group of kids from La Cañada are expanding that definition to include one who is fearless, confident, well-spoken and respectful. Full article
In order to teach young students the intrinsic values of entrepreneurship they must learn to develop a product and business plan, bring it to the market and respond to real-world challenges along the way. Full article
Machine learning isn't just for simple tasks like assessing credit risk and sorting mail anymore -- today, it's capable of far more complex applications, like grading essays and diagnosing diseases. With these advances comes an uneasy question: Will a robot do your job in the future?
"Bored in school, failing classes, at odds with peers: This child might be an entrepreneur," says Cameron Herold. In his talk, he makes the case for parenting and education that helps would-be entrepreneurs flourish — as kids and as adults.