Several seemingly incompatible trends in K–12 and higher education appear to be on a collision course at the national, state, and local levels.This collision could result in an explosion of creativity and opportunity - or something much less positive. Education reform advocate Teri Sperry will look at both the risks and the exciting possibilities for the future of education.
Gathering will start at 6pm, with the presentation starting around 7pm. This is a dinner meeting, with a charge of $20 for members, and $25 for non-members to cover the cost of the dinner and group expenses.
Teri Sperry's biography:
Teri Sperry runs Alt Ed Austin, a website, blog, and consulting service dedicated to helping parents find the right educational fit for their kids. Raised in a family of teachers and academics and educated in public schools in Tennessee and Nebraska, Teri earned a Mellon Fellowship in the Humanities and an M.A. in Comparative Literature from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. She has spent most of her professional life as a freelance book editor, which has allowed her the flexibility to pursue other rewarding roles: urban homesteader, occasional political organizer, and, most importantly, mom. As a passionate advocate for education transformation, Teri currently spends much of her time researching and writing about education, consulting with parents about schooling options for their children, and working with educators to support and strengthen the local alt ed community.
Central Texas Chapter of the World Future Society