Pen-Pen Chen ’02, president and CEO of Penguistics Solutions, has been named to the second cohort of TED-Ed Innovative Educators.
The TED-Ed blog asked participants what innovation in education looks like to them. Here’s Chen’s response:
To me, innovation in education means not being confounded by limitations, financial or otherwise. It means to create new and effective methods for having students learn. I am a firm believer in Coach John Wooden’s quote, ‘You haven’t taught until they have learned.’ I am also a proponent of Bruce Lee’s approach to martial arts, which is to not subscribe to one particular school of thought, but rather to take learnings and effective methods from wherever you may find them, and incorporate them to achieve the desired results.
A global, year-long professional development program, TED-Ed connects a community of education leaders from K-12 and university settings worldwide to explore, create, and share idea-based innovations. Participants engage in training, leadership activities, and innovation projects to make the most of TED’s free tools for teachers and students—including TED-Ed Lessons, TED-Ed Clubs and the TED-Ed Platform.
Penguistics, Chen’s company, partners with businesses and individuals to create and deliver customized programs and products in cross-cultural communication, language education (Mandarin Chinese and English), and leadership skills and training.