Orly Friedman began working in education while teaching at a one-of-a-kind boarding school for Untouchables in Southern India during college. After graduating from Yale with a degree in Urban Studies she joined Teach for America in Washington, DC. For five years, she taught Kindergarten – Third grade in DCPS. While in DC, she earned her MA in Early Childhood Education and began creating math content for Learn Zillion. She moved to the west coast to get her MBA at Stanford and graduated in 2014, shortly before joining the Khan Lab School [KLS] founding team. Orly is currently Head of Lower School at KLS.
This option offers the possibility to explore via rotation three different reimagined learning environments:
LightSail is an adaptive reading platform that helps students, classrooms and school districts. During our time together, we will experience personalized libraries that adapt to each student as they grow and develop as readers who significantly exceed their literacy goals.
There is no average student, or person—yet, we have been operating in systems designed for an average. We know through studies in neuroscience that we all have different learning profiles, that context matters, and that there are multiple pathways for success. But the systems in which we work do not address the learning needs of all students. In this session we will explore how to redesign learning to better understand, support, and amplify the human potential of ALL of our learners. The session will unfold in two acts: