At TEDxFurmanU, Christian Long introduces the design concept of empathy as a prerequisite for rethinking and redesigning learning and education.
About Christian Long
Christian Long is an educator, school planner, technology expert, educational futurist, and passionate advocate for innovative learning communities. He holds a master’s degree in education, with a concentration in school design, from the Harvard Graduate School of Education, and a BA in English with a certificate of secondary education from Indiana University (Bloomington). Christian was a a Klingenstein Summer Fellow for emerging school leaders at Teachers College, Columbia University and participated in the summer-long Career Discovery Program at the Harvard Graduate School of Design.
Christian currently works as Vice President for Cannon Design, supporting its global K-12 and Higher Education practices, while also co-leading the firm’s TheThirdTeacher+ platform. Christian founded Be Playful, a collaborative global design agency focused on the intersection between school planning/design, emerging technology, professional development, and the future trending. Additionally, he is the founder/co-developer of Prototype Design Camp, an innovative design program for young creatives. Christian currently co-leads the "Reimagine-ED" program and its national "Next Chapter" summit looking at the future of K-12 libraries.
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