Digital Harbor Foundation co executive director Shelly Blake-Plock appeared on Steve Hargadon’s Future of Education webcast last week.
In an hour-long interview, Shelly and Steve discussed DHF’s mission with regards to the future of innovation, technology, and entrepreneurship through education as well as how digital disruption is forcing us to rethink the role of the educator.
S.H. :: “I think in your own career you are playing a unique role. Which is a willingness to actually model… not just the talk, but to actually reshape work to reflect ‘beyond top-down’.”
S.B.-P. :: “I found in my own work both in public school and in private school… I just could not work, or I couldn’t work most effectively, within the constraints of curriculum. What I saw happening in the innovation community, what I saw happening in the maker community, what I saw happening in the entrepreneur community — the social entrepreneur community specifically… I just couldn’t find a way to make that work in as complete a way as I wanted to within the bounds of curriculum. And that is where the idea of getting sort of deeply involved in the after school space opened up.”
You can listen to the entire interview online at edtechlive.com.