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Hacking Edu - Four Peaks TV - FREE Husky Fest Show Taping
Red Square -- University of Washington
Seattle, WA
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Hacking Edu - Four Peaks TV - FREE Husky Fest Show Taping
Join us, Thursday, April 19th at 6 p.m., for a special (and free) Four Peaks "Hacking Edu" event in the center of the University of Washington's Red Square under the big tent.

Arrive earlier to reserve your seat, enjoy some refreshments, world-class music and spoken word.  Doors open at 5 p.m.

Four Peaks powered by the MCDM (www.mcdm.uw.edu), calls on us all to boldly re-imagine higher education, moving away from an industrialized, hierarchical model to a more nimble, collaborative one.  We'll address these key questions through our four featured guests:

1. What are the disruptive new models of higher education?  

Western Governors University has 30,000 students who are pursuing all-online degrees.  It's been touted as a successful new model for academia by the White House and The Bill and Melinda Gates Foundation.  Our guest, JEAN FLOTEN was selected as the first Chancellor of Western Governors University Washington in May 2011.  Prior to her appointment to this position, she served as President and Chief Executive Officer of Bellevue College (formerly Bellevue Community College) for twenty-two years. She is widely noted for developing the college into an innovative, nationally-acclaimed institution.  Mrs. Floten previously served as Executive Vice President at Edmonds Community College in Lynnwood, Washington, and as Dean of Student Services and Director of Student Programs at Edmonds.

2. What are our most innovative educators doing to engage 21st century learners?  

ZORAN POPOVIC is using gaming to immerse the public in his research.  Identified recently as one of "Seattle's Most Influential," he's a professor in computer science at University of Washington and a Director of Center of Game Science.  Zoran's research interests lie in computer graphics and interactive games research, focusing on scientific discovery through game play, learning games, high-fidelity human modeling and animation.  His laboratory produced Foldit, a biochemistry game that enabled non-expert players to publish three discoveries in journal Nature in just two years.

3. What are employers looking for in a 21st century workforce?  

Science, technology, engineering and math -- or STEM.  As Chief Development Officer for Washington STEM, which partners with education, business, and community leaders to bridge opportunities in education and economy, RUBY SMITH LOVE has a close relationship with industry.  She has a nationally distinguished background in non-profit management and resource development.  Ruby has been responsible for facilitating and securing over $500 million of philanthropic and investment funds in her career. She has served as Chief Development Officer of College Success Foundation and Director of the Gates Endowment and Director of Major and Planned Gifts for United Way of King County. Ruby has worked closely with many foundations, companies and individuals to assist them in meeting their philanthropic and social investments goals with her firm Love Resource Development Group.

4. How crucial is the role of creativity in engaging learners in an innovation economy?

MARK GONZALES is a HBO Def Jam poet with a Masters in Education from the University of California. He has a legacy of lyrical work that blends Hip Hop culture and spoken word in curriculum, classrooms, and facilities. His academic work is rooted in redefining the role of educator from employee to mentor and member of the community, he is transforming education from a site of oppression to one of invention and imagination. His curriculum has been published and acclaimed by educators and administration across the United States.  Through Mark, we'll consider whether we should add an "A" for "Arts" to "STEM," and promote a new curriculum based on "STEAM."

Prior to the start of the show, Mark will perform with:

Named a TED Global Fellow in 2009, Meklit has served as an artist-in-residence at New York University, the De Young Museum, and the Red Poppy Art House. Meklit has also completed musical commissions for the San Francisco Foundation and for theatrical productions staged by Brava! For Women in the Arts. She is the founder of the Arba Minch Collective, a group of Ethiopian artists in diaspora devoted to nurturing ties to their homeland through collaborating with both traditional and contemporary artists there.
Now touring in support of her debut album while nurturing plans for her next, along with numerous side-projects, Meklit is gracing renowned festivals and concert-halls worldwide. Most at home not in one place but many, she's an artist leaping from stage to stage before our eyes.

To know that another world is possible, and bring it to life through music; this has always been the mission of Gabriel Teodros, the emcee, educator and community organizer who made his mark with groups Abyssinian Creole and Air 2 A Bird. Teodros reached an international audience with his critically-acclaimed solo debut Lovework, setting stages on fire all across the US, Canada, Mexico and Ethiopia. In 2012, he released his newest solo project, Colored People's Time Machine, and is about to release a group project with fellow Ethiopian-American artists Meklit Hadero and Burntface entitled CopperWire: Earthbound.


Red Square -- University of Washington (View)
4060 George Washington Lane
Seattle, WA 98195
United States


Film > Premiers

Dog Friendly: No
Non-Smoking: Yes!
Wheelchair Accessible: Yes!


Owner: UW Digital
On BPT Since: Mar 27, 2012
Ashley-Rose O'Mara, Associate Producer

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