Dear Laura, Lizzy and Janet,
Thanks for your fascinating CSET presentation "When Researchers and Practitioners Design and Implement Together: An SFUSD/Stanford Partnership to Improve Math Teaching and Learning" yesterday - https://ed.stanford.edu/events/csets-pondering-excellence-teaching-5. I enjoyed listening to the focused depth of thinking and conversation of everyone in the group with regard to learning and designing mathematics' instruction. As a broad followup to my question about what pragmatic questions you might be asking in 5 years, different from your current ones (in this 3rd iteration of them!), I'm writing to inquire about how your math design and implementation focus at the middle school level could lead to anticipating a free first year of college for SFUSD/Stanford students.
I'm writing to inquire about a possible collaboration in these regards: might it be possible please to co-develop a first year of college STEM curriculum with CC MIT OCW-centric World University and School - and in the 3 languages, Lizzy, that you said the SFUSD is in (i.e. English, Spanish and Chinese - as is MIT OCW ... in English - https://ocw.mit.edu - Spanish - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/spanish/ - and Chinese - https://ocw.mit.edu/courses/translated-courses/traditional-chinese/) - such that it would build out of what is taught at the middle school and high school levels at SFUSD?
This could greatly benefit SFUSD college-bound students, and focus further pragmatic questions re math/STEM SFUSD developments into the future as well. And SFUSD college-bound students would get a free online CC MIT OCW / Stanford (with WUaS's MIT OCW-centricity). And this would also create new highest quality online academic and STEM teaching jobs for Stanford graduate students - to complement the online highest quality university resources of MIT OCW, by creating another option besides Stanford, University of California, California State University California Community Colleges, and other great private universities and colleges in California, for example. If it were possible to begin this autumn with a pilot program (since most of the courses already exist at MIT OCW in these three languages), how would you suggest co-developing this, and even finding 20 or more students this autumn in each language?
Thank you for an excellent panel.
- Scott MacLeod - Founder & President
- World University and School
- CC World University and School - like CC Wikipedia with best STEM-centric CC OpenCourseWare - incorporated as a nonprofit university and school in California, and is a U.S. 501 (c) (3) tax-exempt educational organization.
Thanks Scott. I am not really interested in pursuing this opportunity, but I appreciate you reaching out. Good luck!
Director of Learning and Research Practice Partnerships
California Education Partners