The Center for Curriculum Redesign (CCR) is pleased to announce it has received a substantial personal grant from Ray Stata, founder and chairman of Analog Devices (ADI), and philanthropist behind MIT’s Stata Center.
Charles Fadel, founder of the CCR, stated, “This is a major inflection point for CCR. The work we have done for OECD’s PISA 2021 and Australia’s ACARA is blossoming into a demonstrator module that brings together modernized knowledge (content and concepts), skills, character and meta-learning into a single cohesive implementation. The design will allow both self-paced students and teacher professional development and classroom support, while demonstrating multiple pedagogical approaches.”
Andreas Schleicher, director of OECD’s Directorate for Education and Skills, has commended CCR’s work for its contribution to PISA Maths 2021, “Starting with the Stockholm conference in 2014, followed by colloquia in East Hampton, NY and Boston, MA, and finally the Geneva conference in 2018, the CCR has doggedly pursued an agenda of relevance and modernization of education standards and assessments, applied to Mathematics in this case.”
Charles also added, “This is also a deep pleasure for me very personally. Ray has been my inspiration to devote my second career to Education, while I was working for him at Analog Devices during the nineties. I have dedicated my first book, 21st Century Skills, to him.”