Leadership Empowering Diversity  accelerator

A proposed dual system within U.S. Education that will foster high-level creative thinkers along with the skill sets that can ultimately
develop breakthrough innovators

Created By Anton Krutz (antonkrutz.com) 

A New Paradigm On Education

“A society's competitive advantage will come not from how well its schools teach the multiplication and periodic tables, but from how well they stimulate imagination and creativity.” – Einstein 

The current process of forcing students to memorize information and then grading them on how well they regurgitate it is obsolete. In the future, the value of education will reside solely in how students’ minds can be engaged to creatively find, aggregate, transform and use information in new ways. Creative skills will ultimately define professional and personal success.

Consequently, individualized Project Based Learning will be the ultimate future of U.S. Education. Yet educators cannot explain, as a process, how to establish and then continually innovate an ever-changing Project Based Learning curriculum. Furthermore, this curriculum cannot just have short-term success. It must be sustainable, scalable and innovate ahead of the needs of an evolving society around it. Unfortunately, educators are completely out of their league to achieve these necessary results even though they will be forced to try. ‘Education experts’ will experiment with teaching systems for decades to come until evidence starts pointing to a system that can be successful. This will be a chaotic transition with many brutal failures. But these future failures can be bypassed with a breakthrough solution to implement a system that will continually innovate U.S. Education from the inside.

LED accelerator is that dual system within U.S. Education that will develop high-level creative thinkers. LED accelerator shares the goals of other dual systems like Xerox, PARC, DARPA and Google X that were created to be vertically intensive within their respective parent organization. LED accelerator students will collaborate and compete using tools that exist in the current world to manifest the products and services they intuitively see existing in the future world. This dual system will be sustainable because the hyper competitive student teams, within each LED accelerator school district, will continually adopt best practices, learning strategies and interactive culture. 

In turn, the continually changing curriculum and team achievement results will provide for administrators the evidence-based data on which aspects of LED accelerator can be scaled and implemented in U.S. Education, the parent organization. So the current process of relying on failed guesses of 'education experts' to originate future curriculum and doctrines will cease. The internally generated evidence-based data of LED accelerator will be the impetus to continually innovate the entire U.S. Education system ahead of evolving social, economic, government and military needs.

Documentation on this paradigm is found in the Proposal and Analysis sections.

A New Paradigm On The Mind
"The intellect has little to do on the road to discovery. There comes a leap in consciousness, call it intuition or what you will, the solution comes to you and you don't know how or why." - Einstein

While Neuroscience is making progress in understanding the human brain, there is comparatively little progress in understanding the mind. Neuroscience has no serious model of how the mind functions. The widespread assumption is that millions of neurons fire in the brain to produce the mind. They equate brain with mind and intelligence with consciousness, even though those are separate things. As long as this confusion exists, there can be no authentic discussion on how to stimulate creativity and innovation within education. So a new paradigm on the mind needs to be understood first. 

Documentation on this paradigm is found in the Resources and Foundation Impact sections.

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