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The Take-Action Guide to World Class Learners Book 2
How to "Make" Product-Oriented Learning Happen



February 2016 | 168 pages | Corwin

Your blueprint for product-oriented learning 

The World Class Learners series provides the most complete information available on designing twenty-first century schools poised to leapfrog into the future! These practice-oriented books expand on Dr. Yong Zhao’s acclaimed World Class Learners, which presents a new framework for cultivating creative and entrepreneurial students. Now, with this second book in the follow-up three-volume set, Zhao digs much deeper, revealing how exactly to put that framework into effect. 

The second book in the series outlines how to

  • Understand entrepreneurship and project-oriented learning
  • Implement “making-as-learning” POL curriculum 
  • Help students create quality entrepreneurial products
  • Understand ownership, copyrights, and patents
     

Implement Zhao’s new paradigm shift one phase at a time, starting with any book, depending upon your priorities. Better yet, read all three volumes for a complete blueprint to entrepreneur-minded schooling. 

“The ideal school should provide opportunities and resources to enable students to personalize their educational experiences instead of receiving a uniform standardized, externally prescribed, education diet.”
-Yong Zhao

 
Introduction: Making World Class Learners
 
1. Product-Oriented Learning: What Is It?
 
2. Projects With a Purpose: Finding an Authentic Audience
 
3. Quality Products That Speak for Themselves: Processes for Review and Revision, Student Evaluation, and Assessment
 
4. Making as Learning: Product-Oriented Learning and Curriculum Standards
 
5. Who Owns the Product: Developoing Policies and Procedures
 
6. The Makers' School: Creating a Culture and Environment for Product-Oriented Learning

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Introduction

Chapter 1


Yong Zhao

Yong Zhao currently serves as the Presidential Chair and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education in the College of Education, University of Oregon, where he is also a Professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership. He is also a professorial fellow at the Mitchell Institute for Health and Education Policy, Victoria University. His works focus on the implications of globalization and technology on education. He has published over 100 articles and 20 books, including Who’s Afraid of the Big Bad Dragon: Why China has the Best (and Worst) Education System in the World, Catching Up or... More About Author

Homa Sabet Tavangar

Homa Sabet Tavangar is the author of Growing Up Global: Raising Children to Be At Home in the World (Random House, 2009), lead author of The Global Education Toolkit for Elementary Learners (Corwin, 2014), and contributor to Mastering Global Literacy, by Heidi Hayes-Jacobs, ed. (Solution Tree, Nov. 2013).  Growing Up Global has been hailed by national education and business leaders and media ranging from Dr. Jane Goodall to the BBC, NPR, NBC, ABC, Washington Post.com, Chicago Tribune and Sun-Times, Boston Globe, PBS, Scholastic, Parents Magazine, Rodale, and many more.  Homa’s work is sparking initiatives to help audiences from... More About Author

Emily Etchells McCarren

Emily McCarren is the High School Principal at the Punahou School in Honolulu Hawaii, the largest single campus K-12 independent school in the United States.  Originally from Vermont, McCarren graduated from Colby College in Maine where she majored in Spanish and Biology, and was a two-sport athlete, captaining the alpine ski team and lacrosse team. She holds two master’s degrees: in Spanish Literature from the Saint Louis University's Madrid campus and in Educational Leadership from the Klingenstein Center at Teachers College, Columbia University. She is completing her Ph.D. in Educational Technology at the University of Hawai‘i,... More About Author

Gabriel Fabian Rshaid

Gabriel Rshaid is the Headmaster of St. Andrew’s Scots School in Buenos Aires, Argentina, the oldest bilingual school in the world, and a Professional Development Associate with the Leadership and Learning Center in Denver, Colorado. A former Board member of ASCD, he is the author of the books: Learning for the Future: Rethinking Schools for the 21st Century, The 21st Century Classroom, and From Out of This World: Leadership and Life Lessons From the Space Program.  He has presented all over the world on the future of learning and 21st Century Education, as well as conducted numerous workshops, retreats, and seminars for educators and... More About Author

Kay F. Tucker

Kay Tucker’s vision and passion is to actively engage in defining and creating a culture for World Class Learning. She collaborates with educators to create ecosystems for sustainable learning including space, context, and technologies; designs and implements professional development opportunities; and originates systems and tools to impact change. As the World Class Education Specialist at Lone Tree Elementary in Douglas County Colorado, she is in charge of creating a model of teaching and learning driven by current global educational reform and a World Class Education based on the thinking of Dr. Yong Zhao. In this model students learn... More About Author

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