Charles Tsai

Charles Tsai

Charles Tsai

Journalist, speaker and consultant for social entrepreneurs

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The best small town in America experiments with self-directed learning at its public high school. A group of students gets to create their own “school-within-a-school” and they learn only what they want to learn. Does it work? Charles Tsai finds out by spending a week with the Independent Project.

If students designed their own schools…

February 14, 2013 — 5 Comments

A 14-year-old Burnaby student, Tomas Lang, has created a simple solution to reduce waste at his school. He’s launched a “library” for event organizers to borrow commonly-used materials such as plates and silverware. The Green Events Program also teaches organizers how to set up a waste management system to properly sort waste. Tomas hopes the program will be adopted by other schools so that all school events can become more sustainable.

Green Events Program

January 15, 2013

Engagement Mechanics from Knight Foundation on Vimeo.

Earlier this month, Knight Foundation, as part of its Technology for Engagement Initiative, gathered thought leaders to talk about the best ways to use new tools and platforms to bring communities together around important issues. Here, author Charles Tsai and Dave Timko talk with Games for Change co-founder Benjamin Stokes and others on design principles for engagement. Read more at http://kng.ht/LYNf0b.

Engagement Mechanics

June 20, 2012

What is Engagement? from Knight Foundation on Vimeo.

Earlier this month, Knight Foundation, as part of its Technology for Engagement Initiative, gathered thought leaders to talk about the best ways to use new tools and platforms to bring communities together around important issues. Here author Charles Tsai and videographer Dave Timko contribute the first post in a series on the opportunities and challenges uncovered. Read more at http://kng.ht/LuoQR3.

What Is Successful Engagement

June 20, 2012