This week's #GLA2014 featured speaker is Juliette LaMontagne, Ed.D., who is not only a former Teachers College professor, but a TED Fellow and the founder of Breaker - where her mission is to drive social innovation by mobilizing interdisciplinary teams of young creative collaborators.
At the GLA, Juliette will draw on her work at Breaker, and share how the difficulties found in "messy collaboration" can serve as a great point of departure for deep learning and truly innovative change. The idea for this creative problem-solving process began with LaMontagne's personal experiences in teaching. She noticed, time and again, that the most effective learning strategies often involved extra-curricular activities. The interaction and hands-on approach simply stuck better than more traditional methods. Breaker arose from the desire to focus and intensify these results and establish a model for education in the real world.
Watch below to hear her talk more about alternative design learning, and register for this year's GLA conference to attend her presentation and other offerings!