Online EdD student named one of 16 worldwide TED-Ed Innovative Educators

Online EdD professor Shawn Loescher smiles in front of a wall of sticky notes.While attaining his Doctor of Education (EdD) in Leadership and Innovation online from Arizona State University’s Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College, Shawn Loescher was simultaneously working to advance education innovation as CEO of Urban Discovery Schools and creator of IDEATE High Academy. His forward-thinking approach to learning made an impression on ASU faculty, fellow classmates, his own students, and his community. Now, his accomplishments have caught the attention of the TED-Ed Innovative Educators program.

As one of only 16 innovators chosen worldwide to represent the fourth cohort of the TED-Ed Innovative Educators, Loescher will hone in on his most important idea in education and develop it into a TED-style talk. He will also “play a vital role in catalyzing a movement to empower educators everywhere to develop, refine and share their best ideas in education, with the ultimate goal of improving education everywhere, for every student," says TED-Ed.

Loescher credits MLFTC’s online EdD program for getting him to this point: “[The program provides] a high-quality, challenging and intellectually charged experience that encourages all students to take on the complex problems we face as a society … Through the use of action research, graduates are expected not only to hold theoretical and systems knowledge, but also to develop and implement innovations to advance improvements in education.”

To read Shawn’s full story, visit the Mary Lou Fulton Teachers College website.
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