One of the best parts about CloudKid’s Boston locale is the city’s robust academic community. In addition to recruiting from local colleges and universities, we also try our best to take advantage of the amazing resources schools in the area have to offer. In the past few months, for example, CloudKids have attended events at MIT, as well as at Harvard’s Graduate School of Education (HGSE).
HGSE hosts monthly Askwith Forums, a series of talks about education that are open to the public. We recently attended one with Lisa Henson, CEO of The Jim Henson Company, that dealt with the importance of characters in informal education for early learners. We also attended another forum with acclaimed author and professor Howard Gardner, who spoke about reframing truth, beauty and goodness for 21st century education. You can watch Howard’s entire talk here, and hear a podcast of a post-forum interview with Lisa Henson here.
We got a lot out of attending both of these events, and look forward to continuing our involvement in the local academic community. No matter what your location is, we recommend you look for opportunities like these in your own area (or even in the online community). We believe there is much to be gained from looking at ourselves as lifelong learners, and attending events like these are a great way to keep learning!