Notes from Keynote: Stephan Turnipseed

Executive Vice President and Chief Strategy Officer Destination Imagination & Board Member and Former Chair, Partnership for 21st Century Learning

KNOWLEDGE: making sense out of the world (NOT acquisition); how to understand experiences; HOW you learn, not WHAT you learn

SKILLS: 4Cs...creativity, critical thinking, collaboration, collaboration
Creativity: what is new, valuable, and unique (we're
born with it, need to try not to lose it); keeping kids creative (from imagination to innovation at DI...point is you need to foster creativity for kids in schools...

Critical thinking & problem solving: the 4 seasons...DOVE, DEER, DUCK, TURKEY; one of the best ways to do that is through PBL; make a rectangle

Collaboration: Heart of collaboration is respect; Mind of collaboration is sharing; recognize what can be accomplished, doesn't matter who gets the credit; how do we as a nation, an economy, how do we foster those ideas

Communicate: a uniquely human thing; Two ears, one mouth - - listen 2x as much as talk - - >this is where we are now; can't allow tech to supplant that which makes us human  -> our ability to communicate human to human

"When educating the minds of our youth we must not forget to educate their hearts." ~ Dalai Lama

Our culture will be held in our hearts.

Schools are a small crucible of our democracy; all means all

Competency-based learning: What if everyone had an IEP? Need for partnerships outside of schools.

Ultimately, we must NOT fail to reach every child so they thrive.