Title

Reach for Greatness: Personalizable Education for All Children

First Presenter's Institution

University of Kansas, Lawrence, KS

Second Presenter's Institution

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Fifth Presenter's Institution

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Location

Regency Ballroom

Strand #1

Academic Achievement & School Leadership

Relevance

Presenter will provide.

Brief Program Description

Dr. Zhao calls for a paradigm shift in education and brings extensive evidence to show that every child has both the potential and the need to become great. He advocates that the goal of education is to help each child discover and develop their unique strengths and passions so that they can be best prepared to meet the challenges of the modern world including globalization, technology, smart machines, and the need to create value for others. To do so, parents and educators need to make education personalized by the child, instead of personalized for the child. Together, we need to help each child find what uniquely makes them great.

Summary

Dr. Zhao calls for a paradigm shift in education and brings extensive evidence to show that every child has both the potential and the need to become great. He advocates that the goal of education is to help each child discover and develop their unique strengths and passions so that they can be best prepared to meet the challenges of the modern world including globalization, technology, smart machines, and the need to create value for others. To do so, parents and educators need to make education personalized by the child, instead of personalized for the child. Together, we need to help each child find what uniquely makes them great.

Evidence

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Format

Individual Presentation

Biographical Sketch

Yong Zhao currently serves as a Foundations Distinguished Professor at the University of Kansas and is the Global Chair of Education at East China Normal University. He is also a professorial fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, Victoria University in Australia. His works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education. He has published over 100 articles and 30 books, including Reach for Greatness: Personalizable Education for All Children, Counting What Counts: Reframing Education Outcomes, and others. He is a recipient of the Early Career Award from the American Educational Research Association and was named one of 2012’s 10 most influential people in educational technology by the Tech & Learn Magazine. He is an elected fellow of the International Academy for Education. His latest book World Class Learners has won several awards including the Society of Professors of Education Book Award (2013), Association of Education Publishers’ (AEP) Judges’ Award and Distinguished Achievement Award in Education Leadership (2013).

Presentation Year

2019

Start Date

3-4-2019 8:30 AM

End Date

3-4-2019 10:00 AM

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Reach for Greatness: Personalizable Education for All Children

Regency Ballroom

Dr. Zhao calls for a paradigm shift in education and brings extensive evidence to show that every child has both the potential and the need to become great. He advocates that the goal of education is to help each child discover and develop their unique strengths and passions so that they can be best prepared to meet the challenges of the modern world including globalization, technology, smart machines, and the need to create value for others. To do so, parents and educators need to make education personalized by the child, instead of personalized for the child. Together, we need to help each child find what uniquely makes them great.