Pushing for fundamental changes in education, panelists at the Silicon Valley Community Foundation regional meeting yesterday talked about what classrooms of the future should look like.
The panelists: Anne Campbell, San Mateo County Schools Superintendent; Reed Hastings, CEO of Netflix; Salman Khan, founder of the Khan Academy; and Glenn Singleton, Executive Director of Pacific Educational Group.
Here are some highlights from the discussion.
- Anne Campbell on the future of schools and what needs to change to get there:
"My guess is that schools will be different than they are now, a class within four walls with a teacher at the front of the class holding forth, will change. Schools will change. We'll still need teachers. Teachers have to have commitment to the idea that every child has the potential to learn and be successful. And each teacher has to have skills to embody that belief.