Join UsGlobal Perspectives on Education: What Works and What's Next

Greater Houston has become known nationwide for its innovative schools and initiatives – home of four Broad Prizes for urban education, three high-performing charter networks, and scores of valuable public-private partnerships.  Yet a stubborn problem persists: An alarmingly low percentage of our public school students are achieving at levels that put them on track for success beyond high school.

In this year’s series, we explore two paths forward: doing better – refining and improving our existing schools and systems – and doing differently – rethinking the definition and purpose of school in the 21st century. To do this, we’ll look at high-performing exemplars at home and abroad, dive deep into the research to learn what really impacts student success, and explore bold new models for leveraging technology for learning.

You are invited to be our guest at this year’s series of free, public lectures. We hope you will join us for these though-provoking events, hosted by the Museum of Fine Arts, Houston, and sponsored by Chevron.
 

 

 

The Smartest Kids in the World - and How They Got That Way


AMANDA RIPLEY

Journalist and New York Times Bestselling Author
 

Free Public Breakfast Lecture
Wednesday, September 24, 2014
8 - 10 a.m.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

Visible Learning: The Surprising Research Behind What Works in Education

JAYNE-ANN YOUNG

Visible Learning Plus Consultant, Cognition Education, Auckland, New Zealand

Free Public Breakfast Lecture
Friday, November 21, 2014
8 - 10 a.m.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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Getting Smart: How Digital Learning is Changing the World


TOM VANDER ARK

Education advocate, venture capitalist, former Gates Foundation education chief

Free Public Breakfast Lecture
Thursday, February 12, 2015
8 - 10 a.m.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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Next Generation Schools: Breakthrough Models in STEM and Personalized Learning

ANDY CALKINS

Deputy Director, Next Generation Learning Challenges
 

Free Public Breakfast Lecture
Friday, April 10, 2015
8 - 10 a.m.
Museum of Fine Arts, Houston

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