Susan Santone

Susan Santone is the Executive Director of Creative Change Educational Solutions, a consulting firm based in Ypsilanti, MI. Schools and universities turn to Creative Change when they need more from their curriculum—when achievement’s lagging, inequalities persist, or it’s time for creative thinking. Susan has led multiple national initiatives with clients ranging from K12 districts to Big Ten universities to the United Nations. She has published and presents widely on curriculum design and educational policy. She is also an adjunct instructor at the University of Michigan and Eastern Michigan University . Her 7-minute TEDx talk will change how you think curriculum and its power to change the story of students’ futures.




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Tue May 30, 2017 5:51 PM in STEAM + Economics + Equity? Strange bedfellows, but oh, how STEAM-EE
Empower Students and Revolutionize Learning with the [i]Hottest[/i] Content Around Recently, American educators, students, and citizens have found it necessary to stand up for the protection of science as well as climate change research. Many of us understand that advancing science education and inquiry is vital to the health and happiness of future generations. Those who joined the Climate Mar...

Thu Apr 13, 2017 1:21 PM in Preparing for the Future Based on Lessons from the Past: A Sustainability Makeover for Ancient History
Teachers know that kids are more likely to get engaged with learning when the curriculum reflects their lives and experiences. But what do you do if you’re teaching ancient history to middle school students? It’s hard to imagine what could be less relevant to 7[sup]th[/sup]-graders than the aqueducts of the Roman Empire. You can almost hear the familiar lament: “When am I ever going to need this?”...

Wed Mar 15, 2017 8:58 AM in Equity and Chemistry: A Formula for Success
[size=2][font=Arial] [/font][/size] [color=black][size=2][font=Arial]It’s 7:45am, and thirty-two 10th-graders slump into their seats for first period chemistry. The topic of the day--the period table--seems far removed from the students’ daily lives. “Some of my kids live day-to-day,” their teacher later told me. “And now they’re supposed to care about atoms?” [/font][/size][/color] [size=2][fon...