A Classroom Led Solution for Changing Our School System
Josh Stumpenhorst says the key to career ready education is not standardized tests, but problem solving. His “Innovation Day” is a classroom led concept that enables any grade level, including adults, the ability to develop these skills.
Josh Stumpenhorst is a learning commons teacher at Lincoln Junior High School in Naperville. His inspiration for education innovation stems from the motivational theories written by Daniel Pink, where students choose and drive their learning activities. His successes have been acknowledge by Pink himself, as well as classrooms throughout country and world, who Josh helps guide.
In 2012, Josh Stumpenhorst was recognized as the Illinois Computer Educators Educator of the Year and the Illinois Teacher of the Year. He was also awarded a California Casualty Teaching Excellence award by the National Education Association and was the Illinois Education Association’s Excellence in Teaching award winner. In 2013, Josh was named as a Pearson Foundation Global Learning Fellow.
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