A Professor of Psychology at Temple University and a senior fellow at the Brookings Institution, Hirsh-Pasek was declared a “scientific entrepreneur” from the American Association of Psychology. Writing 16 books and 250+ publications, she served as President of the International Congress for Infant Studies and is on the Governing Board of the Society for Research in Child Development. Her Einstein Never Used Flashcards won the Book for a Better Life Award in 2003 with her Becoming Brilliant (2016) reaching the NYTimes Best Sellers List in education. Co-founder of the global Learning Science Exchange Fellowship, she brings together scientists, journalists, policy makers and entertainers, to put learning science in the hands of educators. Her newest initiative Playful Learning Landscapes re-imagines cities and public squares as places with science infused designs that enhance academic and social opportunities.
How do we define success in school? What is the profile of skills that every graduate must have to be successful in life and in the workplace of tomorrow? In some ways, the global pandemic brought these questions to the foreground. The “factory model” of education that continues to dominate the majority of American classrooms is outdated. Teachers are pressured to improve students’ reading and math scores on standardized tests, yet assessments show that scores have remained mostly unchanged since the early 2000s. Join Kathy for her talk, Reimagining Education: Presentation Featuring” hosted by The College of Education at the University of Maryland on May 6th, at 1 pm CT- RSVP: http://go.umd.edu/TkW
In the piece, Helen and Kathy write: “After a year of COVID-19, we see a glimmer of light at the end of a very long tunnel. Millions across the U.S. and globally are vaccinated, corporate executives are making plans to reopen offices, and teachers and children are going back to the classroom after more than a year of remote learning for many students. The light became brighter on March 11, 2021 when President Biden signed the American Rescue Plan Act of 2021—a $1.9 trillion relief package—that will provide immediate relief for children and families, especially those who suffered the greatest financial hardships before and during the pandemic.” READ MORE…
Check out Stephen Davis’s article on the Brookings Institute Policy “A New Path to Education Reform: Playful learning promotes 21st-century skills in schools and beyond” HERE….
We need bold changes to early care and education policies and practices at all levels. At NewAmerica ‘s event “Reimagining Early Care and Education: A New American Vision” which took place on March 30, 2021, we examined why reimagining and investing in early care and education must be a national priority now and explore how to make it a reality for all children. You can watch it HERE…
Read Kathy’s latest Blog Post with Helen Hadani…Read full story >
Check out Stephen Davis’s article on the Brookings Institute Policy “A New Path to Education Reform: Playful learning promotes 21st-century skills in schools and beyond”Read full story >
We need bold changes to early care and education policies and practices at all levels. We invite you to join us for an event where we examine why reimagining and investing in early care and education must be a national priority now and explore how to make it a reality for all children. Watch the […]Read full story >
Kathy is a Senior Fellow at the Brookings Institution, where she contributes articles to her Blog on a regular basis.