The Moonshot Summit is a free, invitation-only, special event that brings together innovative teachers and education leaders from around the world to design EDU moonshot projects that move education forward. 

 

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reimagine

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Education is in need of a reboot. At the summit we take a solutions-oriented approach. We bring together those that live and breathe the problems on a daily basis to design solutions that propel our system forward.

Participants leave the summit with the tools, knowledge, motivation, and support to implement their own moonshot project.

 

iterate 

Progress doesn’t happen in a vacuum. All successful moonshots require many false starts and iterations. The goal of the Moonshot Summit is to introduce or reinforce a mindset of rapid prototyping and user testing.  Participants will design projects that require testing and reiterating.  

 

 

collaborate

We believe in collective creativity and the power of the hive mind. Participants become a cadre of forward thinking educators with a bias toward action.  

At the Google for Education Moonshot Summit, the tools fade into the background, and the theory of change becomes the focus.

 

Join us in shaping the look and feel of tomorrow's classrooms.


Eligibility

The Google for Education Moonshot Summit is open to all educators who believe education can be better. Whether you are a teacher in the Netherlands, a school administrator in France, or a a technology integration specialist halfway around the world, this event is for you.  . We believe strongly in the idea that change comes when committed, creative, and open-minded people identify a problem and come together to hatch a plan.  Up to forty educators will be selected to attend. 


What is a moonshot? 

 

"A moonshot is an ambitious, exploratory and ground-breaking project undertaken without any expectation of near-term success or benefit and also, perhaps, without a full investigation of potential risks and benefits." 


Moonshots in Education

This special event is being hosted by Esther Wojcicki, the author of Moonshots in Education. Esther is a pioneer in education technology, playing a critical role in the development of Google for Education and the co-founder of the Google Teacher Academy.  She's taught journalism in the United States at Palo Alto High School since 1984, winning numerous honors including California teacher of the year. 


Logistics

Time:

  • Monday, July 20, 2015 - Moonshot Reception 18:00 - 19:30
  • Tuesday, July 21, 2015 - Moonshot Summit 09:00 - 17:00

Location:

  • Amsterdam Google Office
  • Claude Debussylaan 34, 1082 MD Amsterdam, Netherlands