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Sir Ken Robinson! Reliving the 2014 Microsoft in Education School Leader Global Forum in Miami

Our coverage continues with the amazing Sir Ken Robinson. He touched on the importance of unleashing creativity to not only education but humanity– with rising populations, this presents a challenge but also an opportunity to solve these problems, in which educational reform and fostering our imaginative powers plays an essential role. We captured some of his most memorable quotes below– questions for you are in bold, feel free to chime in in the comments section.

Live Blogging the 2014 Microsoft in Education Global Forum in Miami- Day 1

Bringing you live updates from this gathering of school leaders in LATAM! [8:30am-] Keynote, Dr. Cathy Cavanaugh, Education Leader, Microsoft “We’re preparing students for a fast world, which is why we need to be fast and dynamic. [8:42am] Dr. Cavanaugh explains to us how research has shown that the learning journey consists of three steps that involve technology: Think (Digital Ink– thinking scaffolds, and inking is a way of processing that is happening in highly visual ways) Express (OneNote and Sway– express where they stand in their conceptual understanding Collaborate & Record (Office Mix, OneNote- students work together and their learning is captured) [9:15am] Alberto Cavalho, Superintendent of Miami-Dade County Public Schools on how they transformed a school district during a recession: “Our goal- crack the code of eliminating the gaps, equitable and equal access to high quality educational programs, and in the process also bridge the digital divide, eradicate the digital deserts in the community, and by the way, do it all in the recession. If we can do it in Miami, maybe we can …