Episode 5: UMR’s Chancellor Lehmkuhle on exciting future of education.

This show is just under 32 minutes. But you can click forward to specific moments at the times listed below…or click to watch it on Youtube where it’s even easier to click and go to a specific topic.


:45 Education is no longer just about attaining knowledge. It’s about having the ability to learn more.

3:00 It’s not about memorizing things. It’s about learning so students fundamentally understand things

4:25 We need students to utilize their brain’s ability to take what they learn and make connections about it in different ways.

5:00 The way knowledge is created and disseminated, is changing.

5:45 An example of cross-discipline knowledge development.

8:40 What informatics is, and how it can connect and speed up development of new knowledge.

10:50 What is a connected curriculum? It MAY be what helps develop the next generation of great problem solvers.

12:50 Students understand things in different ways. Connected curriculum helps students with different intelligence paradigms to understand similar concepts.

14:20 The big opportunity for the new, agile, University of Minnesota – Rochester.

16:15 What should parents of young kids keep in mind when trying to prepare them for success?

17:20 Chancellor Lehmkuhle’s view on the way STEM education is often promoted.

18:15 We ALL need to know STEM. And the ARTS are extremely important.

19:30 Students struggling is, and should be, a goal! It means they’re being challenged.

20:17 Good grades don’t make one student smarter than another.

21:40 Freeing our teachers to be creative and innovative.

24:10 Learning analytics – a possible future of measuring kids individual talents…in individual portfolios.

26:00 Your child may one day be measured by his or her own individual portfolio.

28:00 Ownership.

28:15 How can you mandate results in a classroom with kids who may be disruptive and needing inordinate amounts of time?

30:00 We need to change our cookie cutter approach with the help of technologies.

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