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What is the Role of the Teacher and the Learner?

April 20, 2018
  • K-12 Education

Have you been asked, or asked yourself: “What is the future of education?” There is no one answer, but it’s happening in pockets all around us, from Kindergarten to PHD’s. As the Regional Education Leader for KI, I'm excited to launch a new education podcast, KI Furnishing Knowledge. Within each episode, we'll speak with leaders and disruptors inside of education doing just that to learn what they are building, why they are building it and who they are.

In this podcast episode, we speak with Dr. Ena Shelley, Dean of the College of Education at Butler University. Dr. Shelley is a nationally recognized expert in the Reggio Emilia approach. The Reggio Emilia approach integrates theory and knowledge from disciplines like science, art, literature and architecture. It allows the voice of students, teachers and parents to be heard.


Recently Dr. Shelley spearheaded a Reggio-inspired curriculum for the Indianapolis/Butler University Laboratory School at IPS 60 and was named 2010 Outstanding Educator of the Year by the Indiana Association of Public School Superintendents for her distinguished work in early childhood education. In 2016, she was chosen to receive the Edward C. Pomeroy Award for Outstanding Contributions to Teacher Education from the American Association of Colleges of Teacher Education (AACTE).

To listen to the podcast, simply click below. It is also available on iTunes.

by Bryan Ballegeer  Education Market VP

As KI's VP of Education, Bryan provides KI with research and insight into education. Bryan previously served as the Director of Operations for Success Academy Charter Schools. He has direct experience with collaborative, problem-solving education models along with a passion for service. He holds a Chairman position with Stem For Dance, a non-profit that provides young women of color exposure to STEM-based fields of study. Bryan holds a Master’s in Supply Chain Management from Rutgers University having received his undergraduate degree from Indiana University.


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