As we’re preparing for our upcoming edtech event (“Open and Social Education” – register here!), we here at Technapex have been thinking a lot about all the different roles people play in education. There are the teachers and students of course, but there are also the administrators, the education foundations and organizations, the researchers, the companies and startups, the investors, the writers, and many more who all play important roles in shaping the future of education. The question is, can you have more than one role?
We certainly think so, and so does Education Week, who is hosting an upcoming webinar called “Teaching Educators How to Be Entrepreneurs in Schools.” The following is Education Week’s description of their webinar, which they post on the event’s registration page:
Today, an educator doesn’t have to quit his or her job or start a business to be an entrepreneur. With new technologies and teaching approaches becoming more accepted in the classroom, educators have more opportunities than ever to assume leadership roles and affect grassroots change within their schools, districts, and states. Proactive educators can create their own online professional learning networks, meet with policymakers, or even create their own teaching app if equipped with the right kinds of skills. To do so, however, they must overcome the regulations and resistance to change common to many environments. Our guests will discuss the tangible skills educators can develop to become more entrepreneurial and effective in their efforts to improve education from the bottom up.
The webinar will take place on Thursday, December 20 from 2-3 p.m. ET. Matt Candler, founder and CEO of 4.0 Schools and Megan M. Allen, fifth grade teacher from Tampa, Fla., will be presenting. Education Week staff writer Jason Tomassini will moderate the
Any educators interested in attending the webinar can register here.