Education Reform with Jackie Gerstein

“Time is precious, and school is stealing time away from our students.”

Our guest today is Jackie Gerstein, Boise State Professor and founder of User Generated Education. She has also produced over three dozen Slideshare presentations outlining her views on the student driven classroom. In this talk, Jackie highlights the role of the teacher in the new age classroom, as well as her summary of education 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0.

Her MOTTO is:

“I don’t do teaching for a living, I live teaching as my doing, and technology has AMPLIFIED my passion.”


Noteworthy moments you should pay attention to:

6:05 – Summary of education 1.0, 2.0 and 3.0.

8:40 – A teacher’s role is no longer to provide information or content. The role of a new age teacher to provide expertise in the process.

14:50 – Become a connected educator, get on Twitter!

10:05 – Jackie discusses her point of view on teacher agency. There are a lot of choices out there, but also a lot of restrictions. What can teachers do? Stand up for your freedom as an educator, and become a connected learner!

17:00 – All of your students should be blogging, creating and engaging in the learning process.

Mentions of Technology

Twitter – It’s a teacher’s responsibility to be a connected educator, which is the first step towards student driven learning. and – Free blogging platform for students.

Minecraft – A social building game.

You can reach Jackie Gerstein on Twitter @jackiegerstein and on her website.
I’m a big fan of her Slideshare on education 3.0 as seen below.