Not only do the authors outline 10 principles for school communities to focus on as they get started in creating an education model that serves the needs of today's students, but they also provide evidence to make the case in support of reimagining schools.
Take a look at the 10 principles and think about them in relation to schools or school models in which you teach or are familiar.
|Read the full white paper to discover why each Principle is important and steps to put it into action.|
A useful exercise for schools interested in starting on this journey could include that they:
1) Select the principles they would like to start with
2) Discuss what that could look like
3) Come up with a strategy to put that in action
4) Check in to evaluate progress and success
|Visit page 5 of the whitepaper where you can access the source behind each piece of evidence.|
Will Richardson and Bruce Dixon make a solid case but what would it take to really put these principles into effect? There would certainly need to be buy in from the top down, bottom up, and throughout the school community. But how do you get that buy in and how do you move from reimagining school to putting new learning environments into place? The authors are inviting education leaders to join them on an 8-week journey that is focused on the “how” of change, by thinking, doing, creating, and sharing. The first round is full, but you can sign up for Change.School 2 (CS2) starting in early June and running through late July. You can find information about Change.School and this and future opportunities at https://change.school.