Class of 2032 is a crowdsourcing and documentary project that engages educators, students, and parents in a conversation about the future school experience. This education app helps facilitate a fifty-minute workshop that can serve as part of a lesson or professional development session for teachers.
As part of the Class of 2032 Project, a series of documentary films will be produced to explore relevant topics in our conversation about the future school experience. The first installment, Schooling for a Digital Culture introduces the context for the project from the perspective of a three-year-old boy called Ray. The film examines the origins of our Digital Culture and discusses the most pressing issues that are currently challenging the traditional system of schooling.
Class of 2032: Schooling for a Digital Culture will be screening at Bethel Cinema on June 6th. Tickets can be purchased here.
In partnership with Xennial Digital the Class of 2032 app helps facilitate a 1-hour workshop that can serve as part of a lesson or professional development session for teachers. As part of this experience, participants will be introduced to ideation strategies and encouraged to identify trends and potential issues regarding the future of schooling. The Class of 2032 mobile app is available for tablet devices and can be downloaded for free from the Apple and Android app stores.
Additionally, as part of the Class of 2032 crowdsourcing initiative, they have developed an ideation workshop that engages students, parents, and educators in a conversation about the future school experience. They have generated over 1500 unique ideas thus far. The fifty-minute workshop fits perfectly into a lesson block or expanded for a more substantial professional development experience.
The Future Trends Forum
Bryan Alexander of The Future Trends Forum interviews Matthew Worwood on the future trends of education through the lens of The Class of 2032.
Class of 2032 Leadership
Matthew Worwood is the co-founder and director of the Class of 2032 Project. He is also an Apple Distinguished Educator and Associate Director of Digital Media and Design, at the University of Connecticut. Formally, a Digital Media Specialist at EdAdvance, Matthew has worked on a variety of statewide education initiatives in digital media.
Matthew’s recent work includes writing and directing Class of 2032: Schooling for a Digital Culture, and working with Xennial Digital to create the Class of 2032 mobile app. Matthew also serves as an Executive Board member of the EverWonder Children’s Museum in Newtown CT, blogs at DadsforCreativity.com and is a doctoral student at John Hopkins University.
Samantha Olschan is an artist, animator, and educator with an M.F.A. in Film, Video & New Media: Animation from The School of the Art Institute of Chicago & a B.F.A in Fine Arts: Electronic & Time-Based Media from Carnegie Mellon University. Before joining the University of Connecticut Digital Media & Design Department, Samantha worked in broadcast design, animation, compositing and time-based visualization for television, films, documentaries and media agencies. She continues to research the future of storytelling through animation, design, interactivity & experiential narrative.
Teaching appointments in animation, media, and design include University of Connecticut, Pratt Institute, Wesleyan University, Quinnipiac University, Columbia College, New York Film Academy & The School of the Art Institute of Chicago.
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