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John will provide copies of the book to Apple's Education Sales Team (700) and Apple Distinguished Educators (2K+) John has major connections with Apple, a hugely visible company John is an active speaker, speaking both domestically and internationally John is building a website to supplement book Blurb expected from Steve Jobs's widow, Lauren, and foreword in from Apple cofounder Steve Wozniak

Table of Contents



Chapter 1 Rewiring

Chapter 2 Design

Chapter 3 Potential

Chapter 4 Motivation

Chapter 5 Learning

Chapter 6 Spaces

Chapter 7 Challenges

Chapter 8 CBL

Chapter 9 Access

Chapter 10 Build

Chapter 11 Code

Chapter 12 Teaching

Chapter 13 Technology

Chapter 14 Transformative

Chapter 15 Futuristic



About the Authors

About the Author

John D. Couch, Apple's first Vice President of Education, has always been a proponent of personalized learning. Couch was recruited by Steve Jobs in 1978, becoming Apple's 54th employee. He left in 1984 to help a struggling K-12 school in San Diego that is now a National Blue Ribbon School. At Jobs's request, Couch returned to Apple in 2002, tasked with bringing education into the digital age. He was Apple's representative to President Obama's National Education Technology Plan and ConnectEd initiative and has been awarded a "Distinguished Alumni" from the University of California, Berkeley and an honorary doctorate from the University of Philadelphia for "Innovation in Education."

Jason Towne is research fellow at Harvard University where he focuses on motivation, learning, and technology. He is the author of the critically acclaimed book, Conversations with America's Best Teachers, in which he interviewed 18 National of the Year Award winners and nominees about what they do differently. Towne received his BS degree in Public Policy and graduated Magna cum Laude from the University of Southern California in 2009. He earned his Master's degree in Education from Harvard in 2015 where he studied motivational psychology and education technology, co-directed the prestigious Harvard Innovative Ventures in Education (HIVE) program, and won the coveted Harvard Leadership in Education Award. Prior to Harvard, he was an executive for the YMCA overseeing youth development.

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