In this 1st series of A Revolution in Education, Chris engaged 28 incredible educators from across the country in considering what is wrong with our current education system and what could be done to transform it. Give a listen!
We discuss what is wrong with our current design of schools?
There are educators across the country that have created new “images of possibility” in regards to new school designs. These educators share and discuss these new possibilities.
An inordinate amount of time, energy, and resources have been spent on increase students’ ELA and Math scores on standardized tests. It’s not that begin able to read, write, and do math are not important – but what happens when we ask the question: What is most important for our students to know and be able to do to pursue the lives they want?
The old model of schools with the focus on content delivery and skills not attentive to or directly connected to the interests, passions, and context of youth needs to go. But how can we pursue new designs of teaching, learning, and schooling that far better engages our youth and affords them capacity to pursue the lives they want?
If we are going to make a dent in our education system today and both imagine and pursue new possibilities for our youth and the adults who serve them, then we each have to ask ourselves: What can I do? Three educators offer their thoughts on how each of us can assist, support, and be a part of the education revolution as a classroom, school, and district leader.
Saskia Op den Bosch
There has been a very strong press for networks as catalyzers, incubators, and supports to engender the development of new schools, transformation of schools, and agents of change in our educational ecosystem. Come hear three leading educational leaders talk about the power of networks in driving and supporting educational opportunity and visions for educators and communities around the world.
Tom Vander Ark
Three educators who have been working in the arena of system change in education for many years will share their insights as to what and HOW the system of education and educators at various levels of the system can effectively pursue new possibilities in agency and opportunity for all youth moving forward, potentially culminating in a much needed and desired revolution in education.