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Juliette LaMontagne

Founder & Managing Director, Breaker


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What are the advantages/disadvantages of learning models that exist outside of traditional educational institutions?

With the growing number of alternative learning pathways and opportunities to better serve the needs of individual students, what's working best? And what can we learn from the failures and tensions? Where and how have the models in the margins effectively disrupted the status quo?

I'll add to the conversation my current initiative, Breaker - driving alternative learning and social innovation by mobilizing interdisciplinary teams of young creative collaborators to design product solutions to global challenges.

This Live Conversation will start on Feb. 15, 2012, 1:00pm EST/ 10:00am PST


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  • Feb 15 2012: There is no question that students can not grow beyond the foundations established in elementary school and built upon through life. Foundations in at least 10 disciplines that are interdisciplinary, comprehensive and fact-based are required for every student. Learning styles vary, but foundation education is essential. Those trying to kill comprehensive education and privatize schools for profit are destroying one of the best educational systems in the world.

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