Felt named one of top 30 innovative educators

Tuesday, June 14, 2011

Lowell Milken Center Program Director Megan Felt has been selected by Splashlife, a new membership network for young Americans, as one of the nation's top 30 innovative educators under 30 years of age.

Through her work at the center, the 26-year-old educator leads project-based and performance-based learning for students and teachers in all 50 states and in classrooms worldwide.

Splashlife, a member-based network dedicated to helping 75 million young Americans improve their lives and serve others, opened its virtual doors on April 4.

In recognizing Felt, members of the network noted in a news release that she is providing student instruction in areas such as documentary filmmaking and drama performance to nurture student-driven projects about unsung heroes, which in turn, teach students about personal responsibility and each person's potential to improve the lives of others.

During the past four years, Felt has assisted more than 3,400 schools and 250,000 students.

"We operate as a think-tank helping to direct academically challenging and engaging real-world projects," she said. "And our services are offered free of charge. My goal is to show through education that the power of one person can make a difference."

In the release, Splashlife Executive Editor K. Tighe said, "As recent products of their own education systems, these incredible educators have wasted no time re-entering the field, identifying the areas that need improvement, and implementing new and creative ways to make a change for the better. Each one is truly an inspiration."

In addition to Felt, educators chosen include grammar school, middle school and high school teachers as well as principals, education software inventors, after-school program coordinators, education policy reformers, and physical education innovators, among others.

For more information about Splashlife and its "30 Under 30: Innovative Educators" project, visit http://splashlife.com.

The Lowell Milken Center discovers, develops and communicates the stories of unsung heroes who have made a profound and positive difference on the course of history.

Through student-driven project-based learning, people throughout America and the world learn that each person has the responsibility and the power to take actions that "repair the world" by improving the lives of others.

The Lowell Milken Center is the only such center in the country and is not limited to a local address, but reaches out around the world for impact, the release said.

For more information, visit www.lowellmilkencenter.org.