Ohlone College's Deborah Lemon off to DC Summit in June - Article, Office of College Advancement

Thursday, May 30, 2013—Reprinted from Newark Patch.

Posted by Maurice del Prado.

Ohlone College Professor Deborah Lemon.Ohlone College professor Deborah "Profe" Lemon has been selected to participate in the 2013 Radical Innovation Summit this June at the Organization of American States in Washington, DC. Participation is limited to 35 individuals who focus on education innovation.

This Summit, hosted by the Institute for Computing in Humanities, Arts and the Social Sciences (I-CHASS), the National Center for Supercomputing Applications (NCSA), Beckman Institute of Advanced Science and Technology, and the Department of Curriculum and Instruction, College of Education, at the University of Illinois (UIUC), will convene leading practitioners, researchers and scholars of innovation to collectively consider how education in the US might be reconfigured to both support and teach innovation as a core curriculum mission, with a focus on Science, Technology, Engineering, and Math.

Summit participants will identify and articulate strategies for creating and sustaining learning environments that promise the development of innovative thinking skills, behaviors and dispositions that reward students, teachers, faculty and administrators for practicing and tuning these skills.

Summit organizers will create a private online space where participants will be encouraged to continue discussions or comment further on the ideas generated over the course of the Summit.

Mapping social networks of and among participants will provide insights into how innovation practices are shared and spread across relationships and networks. Ideas that emerge from the Summit will be made publicly available via the Radical Innovation Summit's website. The Summit, and research that is developed from the meeting, is supported by a grant from the National Science Foundation's DRK12 program.

Profe Lemon will be presenting on collective learning in social media, a technique she created. She has further developed and integrated this learning method in her classes at Ohlone College.

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