The Importance of Bringing the Wisdom of Our Connected World to Education

At the beginning of this year, Jordan Shapiro published the book, The New Childhood: Raising Kids to Thrive in a Digitally Connected World. For those who are unfamiliar with Shapiro’s work, he is a senior fellow for the Joan Ganz Cooney Center at Sesame Workshop, a Brookings Institution nonresident fellow at the Center for Universal Education, and a teacher in the Intellectual Heritage Program at Temple University.

Prior to this conversation, I had previously interviewed Shapiro for Edutopia. But having known Shapiro for several years now, I felt like I still had much more to ask, particularly the intersection of his research with that of the Connected Learning Alliance.

 

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