Aleta Margolis speaks at 2015 Ashoka U Exchange

February 26, 2015

(Photos: Center for Inspired Teaching)

On February 26, Aleta Margolis, Inspired Teaching’s Executive Director and an Ashoka Fellow, spoke on an opening panel at the 2015 Ashoka U Exchange, exploring what it means to Live in an “Everyone a Changemaker” World.

Joining Aleta on the panel were Henry De Sio, an Ashoka Leadership Group Member and Jill Vialet, an Ashoka Fellow and Founder of Playworks. Moderating the panel was Konstanze Frischen, an Ashoka Leadership Group Member.

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(L to R): Aleta Margolis, Konstanze Frischen, Jill Vialet, Henry De Sio

The panel of experts led the audience in an interactive discussion of what it means to “operate in a world of endless change.” Topics included the current education landscape and, as described by Ashoka, what “parents, educators, and educational institutions need to do to equip young people with the necessary skills of empathy, teamwork, leadership and changemaking required for success.”

After the panel discussion, Paul Rogers, Associate Professor of English at George Mason  University led the group in an in-depth discussion of how their own experiences inside and outside the classroom led them to approach these needs.

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