May 8 OWL Global Wisdom Circle: Kunal Chawla
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Creating New Pathways
Can you recall a time when you were forced to admit that what you were doing with your life was not working, and the only way way forward was to change your reality map and find a new way?
Kunal Chawla is a teacher, course designer, social entrepreneur and science learning visionary. He’s led an education and employment development project in rural India, worked as a project manager for Google, taught middle school in India, earned an M.A. in Learning Technology and Design at Stanford University, and designed and delivered massive open online courses (MOOCs) at Udacity in Silicon Valley.
He describes a time when he was teaching science to middle school children in Delhi, India:
Today Kunal is creating an on-line science school for children, with the initial content based on videos he’s made during his travels through India and the U.S. He’s calling it Chalees Min School. (“Chalees” = “40” in Hindi; “Min” = minutes”). The learning design: each lesson is 40 minutes — a four-minute video to start, and the rest in interactive activities. You can enjoy some of the early videos at Chalees Min School.
One of Kunal’s science videos:
Food: Where Does It Come From?