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Scott's Presentation About 21st Century Skills To Camp Directors

Posted by Jason Sebell on Mar 25, 2015 2:08:00 PM

As you may have read in Monday's blog, the Camp Office was at the Tri-State Camp Conference in Atlantic City last week. Tri-State is the largest annual gathering of summer camp professionals in the world. It brings together speakers and thought leaders from the camp industry, academia, and the private and public sectors, for the purpose of sharing the latest ideas on everything from child development to programming to how best train and supervise staff. It's quite an event. 
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Scott’s Trip To China To Learn More About Teaching Non-Cognitive Skills

Posted by Jason Sebell on Dec 18, 2014 2:33:38 PM

As I promised in yesterday’s blog, today I will elaborate on the second aspect of Scott’s trip to China. Yesterday, he spoke at Beijing Academy about the importance of young people becoming more educated in 21st century skills (also called "non-cognitive skills). Beijin Academy is the leading new education reform focused school in all of China. Scott was not the only speaker featured at this incredible event. The list included Richard Elmore from Harvard University (a leading expert in education policy and research), Ron Beghetto from the University of Connecticut (considered by some to be the leading expert in the US on creativity), Yong Zhao (professor at the University of Oregon, and the world’s leading expert on education in China), and education thought leaders from the UK and Australia. As Scott said to me when we were chatting this morning “it was pretty surreal to share a stage with them”. 

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Topics: 21st century skills, non-cognitive skills, p21

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