Dr. Rob Presenting at #KySTE17 in Louisville, KY

Register now for the Kentucky Society for Technology in Education (KySTE) Spring Conference, March 8-10, 2017 at the Galt House Hotel in Louisville, KY. Registration Link Dr. Rob will be presenting on March 9; at 10:30 am attendees will be asked to participate in the Are You Future Ready Challenge and at 2 pm, Dr. Rob will be discussing Motivating the Reluctant Reader. Keep up with the conference by using hashtag #KySTE17 Share your thoughts with us by posting on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook using the hashtag #DrRobAnswers!

The History and Future of Public Education in the US

The concept of history repeating itself is an interesting notion when considering what the future may hold for public education. Right now, in the United States, I would say that Public Education is in quite a precarious position. Let’s take a look at our past to see if we can predict what might be in store for the future of public education. Public education, as we know it, was created by the Committee of 10 during the industrial revolution. This committee used three major organizational systems of its time to help create public education: the factory, the church, and the prison system. The committee took from the factory the orderly rows, 40 minute schedule with breaks, identical outcomes and an assembly line mentality with no need for creativity or “outside the box” thinking. The jail brought us punishment with no thought of learning through consequence, top down, heavy handed management with order and conformity. The church gave us our teaching style- the lecture. The church also gave us the concept of “sit quietly and listen and I will tell you everything you need to know”. It taught us that there is only one person that holds all the knowledge and Read More …

How is Greed Keeping Children from a Quality Education? #EduRevolution Podcast

Vouchers and Charter Schools are not the answer to improving education. They are just a means of putting the school funding into corporations hands. The quality of the education will not change. Do you honestly think they have some magic curriculum that will teach your child better or faster? If they do only the greedy would not share with public education so that every child could benefit… not just the ones that can afford it. Share your thoughts with us by posting on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook using the hashtag #DrRobAnswers!

Meet Dr. Rob, Keynote Speaker at PASCD 2016

The 2016 PASCD Conference will be held in King of Prussia on November 13 and 14, 2016 at the Crowne Plaza Hotel. If you’re registered for the conference and would like to get together with Dr. Rob, email rob@robfurman.com or message him directly through Twitter or Facebook. Dr. Rob will be opening and closing the conference with the theme of “Motivating the Reluctant Learner through Technology” and presenting hands-on action labs with the theme of “Back to the Future is not Mission Impossible for the Young and The Restless.” “Dr. L. Robert Furman ED.D. is the principal at South Park Elementary Center in South Park, Pennsylvania. He is the author of Instructional Technology Tools and Reading, Technology, and Digital Literacy. His research in the field of literacy was recently awarded the Best Research and Publication Award by PASCD. Rob is a blogger for the Huffington Post, and at Ed Tech Review. Rob was honored as a national “20 to watch” in educational technology by the National School Board Association.” Share your thoughts with us by posting on Twitter, LinkedIn, or Facebook using the hashtag #DrRobAnswers!