how'd you like to search WRJ blog by value chains eg vc1 money vc2 AI & human tech vc3 health vc4 arts and communities happy stuff including olympics vc5 girls safety vc6 education for livelihoods vc7 food as nutrition security & diversity vc8 infrastructure for win-win trade maps vc9 true media
breaking the last empire : americans need to vote now are they separate and superior speciesn OR are they like the rest of the 8 billion of us? new summer 2019 : drucker ::::60 years ago dad, norman macrae, started the first of 100 conversations on AI (Artificial Intelligence), He had just surveyed how Japan was rising (lifting potentially Asians everywhere out of colonial era poverty) round brilliant engineers (bullet trains, container superports , microelectronics, the most reliable engines in the world) - from tokyo he brought back a pocket calculator- what would schools and the world be like if everyone had one of these?

Within a few years the world was debating if tech helps man reach the moon is there any mission impossible on earth.
5G 2020s (4 3 2) 1 G 1970s
And Gordon Moore of Intel had just written a paper promising that microelectronic engineers would improve tech 100 fold every G decade to 2020s -that's a trillion fold more powerful microchips in 2030 than man raced to the moon with. So who's knowledge should teachers and everyone linkin to now if millennials are to be the first sustainability generations and THE UN 17 sdgs are to be celebrated as possible wherever the next girl is born. We welcome your nominations: here are a few examples back from the future of 2030 followed by an approximate chronological order. If in doubt as to whether we know your favorite WRJC please search this blog and mail us chris.macrae@yahoo.co.uk if we have left someone out

Monday, December 31, 1984

year of education revolution - 2018=35th annual update

if we could choose celebrate  youth trade along every BRI (Belt Road Imagineering)  map
BR0 china BR1 rest far east and asean and pacific south inc,kuding OZ and NZ - 2 s asia 3 russia 4 east euro 5 west euro 6 north america 7 stans and middle east and suez facing
8 med sea 9 africa 10 latin america 11 Uniting Nations  )-

 to be alumni of 12 livelihood learning network founders first - we would start with
sir fazle abed - linking the very poorest girls into futures  BR2 ( including all collabirations with bangaldesh as open uni of girl empowerment - eg yunus polak)

jack ma using tech to help all youth's livelihoods BR0 BR1 BR2 BRUN

we keep changing our minds as new info comes in from education commissions and wise events - you can help us get better at this digital education open space - 100 conversations studnt unions class of 2018-2019 and others mkight be expliring about livelihood education

however here are 12 we are trying to keep connecting in 2018

12/84 shannon may bridges international and similar k-12 blended developing education networks - see her latest news in this post BR9 BR7 BR0 BR6

11/84 gorden dryden thelearningweb.net - see nov 1984

10/84 all those inspired by rachel's worldpossible collation of competely open digital learning resources and catalogue oif which nation's education system encourafe etachers and students to access the worfld's best elarning content

9-84 BR0 still to be understood- while american elearning gravitates around world possible- in china it gravitates round ai teachers assistants - instead of toys like alexa or hey google, anything that is a disciplainary fact can now be stired in a learnking robot- giving teachers and students time to teamwork and do other things than program a mind with sterile facts

8-84 new universities - these are ones that never put sustainability generation students in debt but expect thise who go on to chnage the world to pay it firward (or is it backward) -
BR0  tsinghua is a owrld elader of this ouyt of china-
BR9 maharishi institute ut of africa-
BR2 brac u out of s asia -where else?
rsvp isabella@unacknowledgedgiant.com
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jan 1984 - our latest search of silicon valley
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please could you relay this to shannon may or appropriate team member

we loved the half day tutorial you gave at wise@beijing; unfortunately the founding laureate networks brac  (sir fazle abed) missed this and other chinese blended and digital revolutions in education



 - so Sept 30 to October 6 we are helping arrange a week to correct this at brac headquarters - from the chinese side it will be led by jack ma's main female professor-chair based at Tsinghua University Beijing

as you probably know down the road from harvard the legatum lab at mit helped build http://www.bkash.com as women world's largest cashless bank with brac and jack ma started his partnerships with brac at this fintech network 3 months ago

mostofa zaman can be contacted with day to day queries- a young bangladeshi villager he has organised invitations to The Economist's remembrance arty to my father as their end poverty sub-editor and previous roundtable briefings given both by sir fazle abed founder of brac and kamil quadir founder of bkash

VALUETRUE.com Map Jobs-rich education  along every belt road my father lifetime work at The Economist hypothesised 50 years ago at time of moon landing that education transformed around mobile connected world would sustain or destroy us all- these are exciting times to find out which- and few if any education networks liberate what you do -the slide links 12 of his most innovative surveys on youths futures around the world



all the best chris macrae dc 240 316 8157

On Wednesday, 1 August 2018, 08:41:51 GMT-4, Ben Rudd <media@bridgeinternationalacademies.com> wrote:


                               

In your monthly Bridge digest:

  • US think tank shares our case study as a model for Africa
  • Bridge teacher guides are discussed in Education Next 
  • The importance of measuring quality: A response to the SDG Atlas
  • Foreign Policy Association publishes our view on the human right to education
  • We celebrate children overcoming disabilities in our schools
  • Meet our amazing teacher Olayinka from Nigeria
Liberia's story reaches major US think tank 
HumanProgress, the magazine of the Cato Institute, has published a story by Bridge's Marcus Wleh in Liberia. Marcus summaries the global education situation and looks at how his country is an example of how to transform education systems to quickly improve learning outcomes for children.                         
Read the article on HumanProgress.org
                               

Education Next looks at teacher guides

The Bridge academic team has been writing about the merits of pre-prepared, detailed lesson plans for teachers.  The Harvard University-affiliated magazine Education Next publishes a piece that helps to shed light on the benefits of the model within the context of developing economies. The author considers her own journey from being against structured guidance to becoming a strong advocate and the evidence that has changed her mind. She says, "after more than a decade of teaching middle schoolers, training teachers, and designing lessons for schools all over the world, I’ve changed my tune."
Read the full article on Education Next
                               

Quality as the yardstick for progress

Bridge VP of Measurement and Evaluation, Dr Steven Cantrell, has been sharing his thoughts about the need for the quality of education to be effectively measured and invested in. He points out that sometimes this is overlooked and the consequences are significant. One of his most stark messages is 'Primary school attendance is not the problem.' The well respected Impakter magazine published his article to highlight one of the most important issues in the global education debate.
Dr Cantrell's piece is a response to the World Bank’s recently released Atlas of Sustainable Development Goals. 
Read the full story on Impakter magazine
                               

Education is a right so let's deliver it

We take a closer look at the international legal issues surrounding global education and UN Human Rights. Bridge puts forward the argument for non-state actors to help achieve education for all on the basis that rights must be delivered urgently. It is now 70 years since the right to education was made universal and the fact that hundreds of millions are still not learning shows that fresh approaches are needed. We make a nuanced case that "It is only through embracing new, innovative, scalable and sustainable models" that universal free quality education for all can be achieved. 
Read the full opinion piece on the Foreign Policy blog
                               

Say hello to Olayinka from Nigeria

Olayinka is one of our passionate and powerful teachers from Bridge, Femi Omomowo in Igando, Lagos State, south-west Nigeria.
She says that she saw Bridge was different, so she joined. She would watch the pupils and teachers at the gate and think how motivated and happy they looked to be going to school. That was two years ago when she decided to join us.
Discover why she believes joining Bridge was the best choice she ever made, and find out why she feels proud when she's leading a class. 
Read more about her full story here
                               

Celebrating the achievements of disabled children


Bridge has marked the Global Disability Summit by championing the hard work and talent of Bridge pupils in Africa and India. We published five inspirational accounts of young people who are fearlessly pursuing their dreams and ambitions despite the extra challenges.  Around the world there are at least 150 million children living with disabilities and they are ten times less likely to go to school. The way Bridge serves disabled children has been reported on Front Page Africa, The Standard and the Nile Post among others.
How Bridge supports disabled children to learn
News in Brief
  • The Ugandan Government is preparing lessons for children, at primary and secondary levels, to access via a tablet which will enable 'performance tracking by schools and parents.' 
  • President Weah of Liberia has been talking about the important role of the private sector, including in education, during a recent speech.
  • Students across Liberia have been celebrating the end of their academic year, and in Bridge schools it's been particularly jubilant.
  • Christine Apiot, Director of Academics for Bridge Uganda, has been writing about the importance of an inclusive education for those with disabilities.
  • Jackie Walumbe, from our Kenya team, has been writing about the teaching profession across the developing world, describing teachers as 'the organs that power learning.'
  • A Kenyan TV news program has been reporting on a Bridge student who despite being physically disabled, still gets a high-quality education.
  • Bridge staff in Monrovia have been sharing the story of their government's success with a summary of how Bridge is lifting up the quality of state teachers across the country.
  • Please consider sponsoring a young child in Africa to attend a life-changing school using the Global Fund for Emerging Scholars.
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Friday, November 30, 1984

Education systems designed round standardized exams achieve the exact opposite of Gandhi’s purpose. Csikszentmihalyi  has studied more geniuses than anyone else. His finding they maximise the percent of their lifetime spent at the experiential edge of their most unique competences. Hold this idea, we will have the chance to revisit it with most World Record Jobs Creators

In 2018 estimates that at wahtever age youth leave education system there will not be jobs for the majority - they will have to join networks that create livelihoods - these netwirks may be of 2 main types that may sound opposite but are connecetd

a job that upgrades a community's ;local capaity - its health, its safety, its ability to thrive attract tourists and loical to arts and fashions .. and/or a local microfranchise which has been designed so that all or most of value stays wioth the local producres- all sorts of organis and sliw food frachsies are possible (by slow we meean the cooking was slow); the distribution may well be mobile fast- imagione for example of cloise to every american school there was a canhteen serving nutritious non-0obese lunches in daty time but offering the community take in serviecs at night

Jamie oliver has biroadcast even on american tv a liot of work showing how that could be done but strangely the local school authoriies turnhed against him even as chikdren could see this helped them be eladers in ending obesity and ending theior community being hollowed out by franchises whose profits go mainly to global sgareholders rathen than greening or nutrifying the local supply chain

when you travel around the world you find usa is often the odd one out in not celevrating local ffod- additionally diversity of food leads bto transcultual arts and other celebrations - maximisibg this is one of the gtest new livelihood movemnts youth can lead wherever belt roasd parterships newly bridge old borders

Tuesday, January 31, 1984

2020s whats left of edu revolution in silicon valley

BRI regions BRI6 BR10

S-valley took the www down the wrong ad-led instead of livelihoods edu pathway
-our latest reports of whats left come from 3 days spent  Santa Clara june 2018 among chinese and indian amerucan networkers summits

coming soon what jerry yang scouts out in keeping AI open
coming soon 1990 committee (worldwude student freindhsip exchanges including childarts olympiads and other spaces celebrating youth explorers and participatiry arts ) latest updates from 2 day webinar at stanford
still seraching what is andrew ng doing as he tries to bridge the us-coursera the chinese baidu and his latin american co-founders needs
coming soon is intel still doing anything in e-edu and e-agra or other bottom-up girls livelihood parterships


early conference announcement below

hello most of my life as a corpus christi college Cambridge MA in statistics has been spent studying behavioral responses to both mass media and online media...there are various issues i know quite a lot about but am not sure if they fit your inquiries

firstly and sadly most western media has increasingly been designed to addict or depress - my father spent his life trying to change this crisis of mindsets out of The Economist between 1948 and 1988 including his 1984 book on an alternative to orwellian big brother futures -- and on his retirement we formed an association of media experts who wanted to create trust and happiness with media whilst he researched and wrote a biography on jon von neumann ( his work was just moving from designing computer to brain science when cancer cut him short)

 - since mobilisation of worldwide web i would say that china has been doing much better with this than we in the west, as have a few applications using mobiles in urgent situations such as bangladesh village girls have pioneered with mit networks still inspired by berners lee



i believe we know how media is designed to subliminally control people but in the west trillions of dollars is spent on this negativity

when it comes to online behavior i was involved in early 1970s trial which showed how deeply human beings can get caught up in interactive media; so our hope had always been that educators would use this to beat off those whose advertising skills are the opposite

edutech  (and artificial intelligence eg to be a teachers assistant) remains a field that the west has spent so much less on than we had hoped ; these days at education summits those who give me hope are mainly chinese



the united nations general assembly in 2018 under direction by Guterres and some of his eminent committee will be inviting a of of the best of edutech to explain what really deep apps they can bring to the world -eg girls empowerment solution helping to end deep poverty; we have searched out a few chinese students at columbia university etc hoping to intern in prepping this summit, and some of the have been trained in massive real community building thanks to my friend who developed open space technology in 1984  -- we are also admirers of the movement building a million jobs for youth with autism - in a way it offers training designed to celebrate tiose who have a surfeit of mind power Welcome to Specialisterne - Specialisterne but not necessarily understanding of how they are perceived in society









sincerely

chris macrae
washington dc 240 316 8157 norman macrae family foundation