Silver Lining for Learning: Conversations about Reimagining Education in Times of Crisis

Silver Lining for Learning:
Conversations about the Future of Education

5:30-6:30pm EDT (US) Saturdays

Episode 1: March 21st

Watch at: URL to be announced.

Twitter: #silverliningforlearning

Don’t waste a crisis — M.F. Weiner

The “dark cloud” of the Coronavirus crisis continues to cause havoc worldwide and seems a generation-defining event. In education, this crisis has forced schools and universities to close, pushing often unprepared institutions to move teaching and learning online. The already stressed educational ecosystem now faces unprecedented difficulties that will fall disproportionately on students of low socioeconomic status and marginalized groups. This situation continues to worsen and is expected to persist for months or even years before normalcy occurs.

This disruption, however, provides us with an opportunity to reimagine teaching and learning so as to create an equitable and humanistic learning ecosystem for all. Barriers and structures that have resisted much needed change are now in disarray, offering the chance for transformative improvements.

We seek to begin this reimagining through a series of interactive conversations of emerging trends, disruptive policies, programs, and initiatives, and often controversial, murky, and unspoken topics.

Silver Lining for Learning is a weekly live conversation among a panel of visionary experts about the future of education. The weekly panel includes at least three co-hosts and one or two invited guests for each episode.


Curtis Bonk, Professor of Instructional Systems Technology, Indiana University

Chris Dede, Timothy E. Wirth Professor in Learning Technologies at the Harvard Graduate School of Education

Scott McLeod, Associate Professor of Educational Leadership, University of Colorado Denver

Punya Mishra, Professor and Associate Dean of Scholarship and Innovation, MLF Teachers College, Arizona State

Yong Zhao, Foundation Distinguished Professor, School of Education, University of Kansas and Professor in Educational Leadership Melbourne Graduate School of Education

Special guest: Dr. Shuangye Chen, Professor, executive editor, ECNU Review of Education

Silver Lining for Learning is broadcast live on YouTube Live from 5:30 to 6:30pm US EDT on Saturdays and archived at The conversations are carried out via Zoom. Summaries of SLL discussions are also published in ECNU Review of Education, an open-access peer reviewed education journal.


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