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These films are the product of our investigations into the phenomenon of a Pop Up School. They also describe what we learned at the Creativity World Forum in Oklahoma, November 2010.
Wes Fryer interviews Chenai and Joseph about our #popupschool

We presented our #popupschool concept to 1500 delegates at the Creativity World Forum on 17 November 2010.

We asked delegates at the Creativity World Forum to help us define our Pop Up School. This is what they said...

Thomas Tallis and Howe High Schools present...

A trailer for our Pop Up School adventure.

A short film featuring students from Thomas Tallis, Stormont House and Gallions Schools collaborating on a definition of a Pop Up School and describing when they learn best. These students will be representing the UK at this year's Creativity World Forum in Oklahoma where they plan to establish a Pop Up School and invite delegates to collaborate on some unusual and surprising learning activities.

Our definition of a pop up school. October 2010.

FSOR takes place every holiday at Thomas Tallis School in Greenwich, London. It's a Pop Up School of Rock. In this short film, Felix Glenn describes why he thinks it represents a unique and irrisistable form of learning for young people.

 
 

Research

Charles Leadbeater went looking for radical new forms of education -- and found them in the slums of Rio and Kibera, where some of the world's poorest kids are finding transformative new ways to learn. And this informal, disruptive new kind of school, he says, is what all schools need to become.

Skateistan is Afghanistan’s (and the world’s) first co-educational skateboarding school. The school engages growing numbers of urban and internally-displaced youth in Afghanistan through skateboarding, and provides them with new opportunities in cross-cultural interaction, education, and personal empowerment programs. The students are selected from all of Afghanistan’s diverse ethnic and socioeconomic backgrounds. They will develop skills in skateboarding, skateboarding instruction, healthy habits, civic responsibility, information technology, the arts, and languages. The students themselves decide what they want to learn; we connect them with teachers who will enable them to develop the skills that they consider important.

Larry Rosenstock, principal of High Tech High, describes his view of rigour in learning and how this relates to the school's mission to develop students who are passionate about learning and who acquire the basic skills of work and citizenship.
Dave Eggers asks the TED community to personally, creatively engage with local public schools.
 
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