Tom explores how innovative schools intentionally use five learner experience systems to develop and demonstrate competencies.
[…] and come together to adapt and respond to the dark winter that has fallen? It was May, a few months into the pandemic, when the Brooklyn LAB leadership team realized it was time to rethink school in order to adapt to the seeming realities of re-entry and resurgence. With cases rising and no hope […]
[…] the vaccine is an understandable response to the lived experience of systemic racism. Schools can, and must, step in to move the conversation around vaccine hesitancy forward. Public schools are uniquely positioned to help ensure that local communities have the information and confidence that they need to get vaccinated. We can work to address […]
On this episode of the Getting Smart Podcast, Tom sits down with Summer Stephens and Nate Waite to discuss the inspiring work and leadership at Churchill County School District.
[…] Fors The effort aligned the Portrait of a Student with a Portrait of an Educator Based on the research conducted by Columbia’s Center for Public Research and Leadership, as well as the practice-based experience of Lindsay, Summit, and Transcend, the team identified six principles with 26 sets of indicators of what quality personalized learning […]
Eric and Erin discuss how laboratory schools are, and will continue to be, necessary to research and develop a more equitable future for all learners.
[…] now in its third edition. Follow Randy on Twitter at @randyfielding. Senior Designer at Fielding International, Cierra Mantz is a registered architect with a Masters in Educational Leadership and Societal Change. Through her work, she seeks to champion change within education through innovative design, research, and grassroots community engagement. Senior Learning Designer at Fielding […]
Meeting the Challenge of Reopening: How Laboratory School Communities Can Power Human-Centered Design and Inclusive Innovation
Our country must deepen its investment in laboratory schools and their approaches to make research based, effective change.
With the rapid global shift to hybrid and remote learning, there is a renewed interest in new school models. Highlighted are eight ways schools are innovating.
[…] Schools must empower and make time for the educators who are closest to scheduling and cultural systems to engage deeply in tactical preparation. The lack of national leadership has created a need and an opportunity for schools and teachers to stand up, collaborate, and develop plans to address some of the most intractable challenges. […]