TEDx: "Making School a Game Worth Playing"

"Our children are ready for this. They are full of ambition and they're waiting for us to catch up."

Read the transcript of Luis' talk.


Click to tweet: "We can help kids understand that school is a game worth playing."
Click to tweet: "Why do we still expect these kids to go to school, sit down and power down?"
Click to tweet: "Why can’t school become the hub for learning instead of the sole outpost?"
Click to tweet: "Our children are ready. They're full of ambition and they're waiting for us to catch up."

The Eli and Edythe Broad Foundation has awarded nearly $20 million over the last year to nonprofit organizations nationwide that are working to empower teachers, parents and students with “blended learning” technologies. Read more about The Broad Foundation's investments in blended learning.

About Luis de la Fuente

Luis de la Fuente develops and manages a portfolio of grants to school districts, charter management organizations, and innovative non-profits working to improve urban public education. He leads the foundation’s “Personalized Learning” work to re-envision and transform today’s classroom into a more personalized, technology-enabled instructional delivery model.

De la Fuente joined the foundation from McKinsey & Company, where he consulted for corporations in the pharmaceutical, manufacturing and non-profit sectors. Prior to McKinsey, de la Fuente worked as a post-doctoral research associate at Stanford University. He has a bachelor's degree in molecular and cell biology from the University of California, Berkeley and a Ph.D. in developmental biology from the University of California, San Francisco.

Special thanks to TEDx Grand Rapids for hosting Luis' talk.