Explo Welcomes Dr. Zhao to Curriculum Advisory Committee

December 30, 2013

Explo is thrilled to announce that internationally acclaimed scholar, author, and speaker, Dr. Yong Zhao, has joined the Explo Curriculum Advisory Committee. (Photo courtesy of Transforming Education.)

Dr. Zhao’s latest book, World Class Learners: Educating Creative and Entrepreneurial Students, has won several awards, including the Society of Professor’s of Education Book Award (2013), Association of Education Publisher’s Judge’s Award, and Distinguished Achievement Award in Education Leadership (2013).

Dr. Zhao currently serves as the Presidential Chair and Director of the Institute for Global and Online Education within the University of Oregon’s College of Education. He is also a professor in the Department of Educational Measurement, Policy, and Leadership.

 

In late 2013 Dr. Zhao was a featured speaker at the Learning and the Brain Conference in Boston. Moira Kelly, Explo’s Executive Director, Barb Trainor, Explo’s Director of Curriculum, and Tim Watson, Explo’s Director of Admission, met with Dr. Zhao at the conference for a dynamic, wide-ranging discussion.

Our lunch turned into a big brainstorming session encompassing teaching, schools, project based learning, and much more.

Moira Kelly describes the meeting with enthusiasm:

“We had a terrific conversation with Dr. Zhao. What became apparent quite quickly is that we share a very similar educational philosophy. Our lunch turned into a big brainstorming session encompassing teaching, schools, project based learning, and much more. You know something magical has happened when you have come up with a dozen meaty ideas, laughed a lot, and days later you’re still mulling over the conversation. Dr. Zhao is already a fabulous addition to our advisory committee. ”

To learn more about Dr. Zhao, we invite you to visit his website. Additionally, you may view a number of Dr. Zhao’s talks and presentations by searching for “Yong Zhao” on YouTube.

By Lauren Frazier

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