What we know for sure: there is a growing gap between what current education provides and what people need for the future. In our ever-changing world, students need to know how to learn, adapt and solve new challenges.
How can we close this widening gap? How can we prepare students for their future?
Esther Wojcicki, author of the book “Moonshots in Education” and founder of one of the largest media arts programs in the U.S., believes teachers need to prepare students for jobs of the future by integrating technology tools, personalizing learning and empowering students to take ownership of their own learning.
Join us for an interactive webinar to learn strategies for enhancing student engagement and teacher effectiveness. After the live Q&A session, you can download Esther’s guide: “How to Create Trust in the Classroom” and use her techniques in your classroom.
Esther Wojcicki is an internationally known journalism teacher and the founder of the Palo Alto High School Media Arts Program, a program that focuses on empowering students through the use of media (newspaper, magazine, yearbook, websites, video production, photography, radio and television). The program started in 1984 with an already established (1918) 6 -8 page newspaper and 19 students; it has grown to become one of the most distinguished and the largest scholastic media program in the nation today, with 600+ students, five additional teachers, nine publications and a new 25,000 square-foot Media Arts Center.
Esther is a Distinguished Visiting Scholar at MediaX at Stanford; a 2009 MacArthur Foundation Research Fellow; the 2002 California Teacher of the Year by the California Commission on Teacher Credentialing; and the 2011 Charles O’Malley Award recipient from Columbia Scholastic Press. In 2013, she was awarded an honorary doctorate from Palo Alto University, and in 2016 an honorary doctorate from Rhode Island School of Design. In November, 2016 she was awarded the MyHero Award for her work in global education. She has been a speaker at multiple conferences, including TED (2015), the G20 Summit and the Singularity University Summit.
Esther co-authored the popular book Moonshots in Education: Launching Blended Learning in the Classroom, which explains a way to revolutionize education for the digital age. Her focus is give students agency in the classroom to empower their creativity and innovation skills. She is also the mother of Susan Wojcicki, CEO of YouTube; Janet Wojcicki, Professor of Pediatrics at UCSF Medical School; and Anne Wojcicki, CEO of 23andMe. Esther is married to Stanford Physics Professor Stanley Wojcicki, both of whom are proud graduates of UC Berkeley.