Big Picture Learning is the iphone of education…

February 3, 2010 at 5:25 pm Leave a comment

By Anthea Hollist

“Big Picture Learning is the iphone of education to the ‘walkman’ of old” -Marc Ecko

Big Picture Learning’s mission is to lead vital change in education both in the US and internationally by generating and sustaining innovative, personalised schools that work in tandem with the real world of the greater community. Big Picture Learning believes that radical educational change begins one step at a time-in schools. Is this innovative? Well, in the US there are now 68 of this kind of schools and many more overseas. But what makes them different?

According to  Marvin Greenberg from the Providence Journal

“You have to listen to each describe their passion, how they learned to create a business plan and how at the end of the month they will appear before a panel to describe their idea and ask for funding. Not talking about millions or even thousands of dollars but much smaller amounts to get them started. They are being prepared for the real world. You have to see it in action to believe it. You say you don’t believe in miracles? Neither did I, but it’s being done right here in Providence. We can help our kids; they are like sponges, ready and eager to learn and produce they just need the chance” for more read here…

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