Episode 84

Global Computer Science with Will Richardson


January 31st, 2022

46 mins 26 secs

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About this Episode

Continuing on conversations about tech for good, helping our students build global competence, and preparing our children to be successful in an ever increasing digital world, Kelly and Sean speak with Will Richardson, founder of the Big Questions Institute.

“Are we preparing students to identify and confront problems they care about, collaborate beyond classroom walls, and overcome the false dichotomy between local versus global? Do we see our work as educators as the work of building a better world?”

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Episode Links

  • BIG Questions Institute - Big Questions Institute — The Big Questions Institute was created to help educators of all stripes build their capacity to see and accept this moment for what it is and to peer into the future with skill. We ground that work in "fearless inquiry," a disposition of deep questioning and truth-telling of our practice and mission.
  • EMO - LivingAi — Built with multiple sensors and cutting-edge techs, Emo is a cool desktop AI robot pet with characters that can self-explore the world and react to you with 1000+ faces and movements. 
  • 9 Questions Free EBook - Big Questions Institute — In this new ebook written by BIG Questions Institute co-founders Will Richardson and Homa Tavangar, we suggest that now is the perfect time to ask whether the learning environments our students need today are the same as the ones schools offered them pre-pandemic. And that this is no time to go back to a "normal" which in many ways wasn't all that great to begin with.
  • 10 Books for 2022 - Big Questions Institute — (*Because This Is an Historic Moment for Education)
  • Amazon.com: The Greatest Beer Run Ever: A Memoir of Friendship, Loyalty, and War eBook : Donohue, John "Chick", Molloy, J. T.: Kindle Store — One night in 1967, twenty-six-year-old John Donohue—known as Chick—was out with friends, drinking in a New York City bar. The friends gathered there had lost loved ones in Vietnam. Now, they watched as anti-war protesters turned on the troops themselves. One neighborhood patriot came up with an inspired—some would call it insane—idea. Someone should sneak into Vietnam, track down their buddies there, give them messages of support from back home, and share a few laughs over a can of beer. It would be the Greatest Beer Run Ever.
  • Amazon.com: Who Do We Choose To Be?: Facing Reality, Claiming Leadership, Restoring Sanity eBook : Wheatley, Margaret J.: Kindle Store — On the twenty-fifth anniversary of the publication of her classic Leadership and the New Science, bestselling author Margaret Wheatley once again turns to the new science of living systems to help leaders persevere in a time of great turmoil.