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?
Questions & Comments
What you are doing (and how you are doing it) is very inspiring. To be free like that and just pursue something from the heart would assuredly give you and others so much joy and value.
I do wonder about where the courage comes from to abandon the security of conventional path. How do you answer the ifs and if nots to yourself? Because I feel that is what stops most of us from truly doing what we want to do.
1. Food: Where Does It Come From?
2. Kunal Chawla: Story behind the Chalees Min project.
3. Kunal: Design of the online lessons. Hopes for the school.
4. Reflections: Jyoti Bachani, Libby Traubman, Matt Perry, Xiaojuan Shu, Vishesh Gupta
5. Wendy Berk, Jyoti, Len Traubman, Andy Perry, Offuh James Offuh, Bradley Stoll, Aryae
6. Closing reflections: Kunal
7. Closing check-ins