“Failure is an option.”

That is not something we hear very often in a school setting today.  Can you imagine getting up in front of your students or staff and telling them it is ok to fail?  Well after listening to Patrick and Jason, you might!

Patrick Green and Jason Cone are educators and leaders from the Singapore American School, one of the largest international schools in Asia. Their school is on a research mission to learn and understand how they/we can improve our delivery of education to students.

As part of this mission, SAS has been sending their staff all around the globe in search of innovative and research based examples of how to better deliver our curriculum.  This effort landed Patrick and Jason in New York for the 99U conference.  A conference with a sharp focus on entrepreneurship, design and, believe it or not, the power of failure.

I talk to them about their take aways from the event and how we can apply it to our current educational paradigms.

Bio

Patrick Green is an EdTech Coordinator at Singapore American School focused on integrating technology and making school more relevant. Patrick is also an Apple Distinguished Educator and Google Certified Teacher.

Jason Cone is the Executive Director of IT at Singapore American School focused on K-12 strategic planning for meaningful use of technology.

Connect with Jason and Patrick

Twitter: @pgreensoup, @conejason

Linkedin:  Jason Cone, Patrick Green

More about the 99 U Conference

The goal of the 99U Conference is to shift the focus from idea generation to idea execution. Providing road-tested insights on how to make your ideas happen. We bring together some of the world’s most productive creative visionaries & leading researchers to share pragmatic insights on how ideas are brought to life.