I love to visit schools that are trying to live on the cutting edges of deeper learning, student empowerment, and digital technologies. But, like most of you, I don’t get to do that nearly as often as I’d like. So I’m jealous of folks like Barbara Levin and Lynne Schrum who get to do case studies of innovative school organizations around the country. And of whomever at Edutopia gets to work on the Schools That Work series.
Now I’ve got a new target of envy. Here’s a video of Grant Lichtman describing what he learned from his 3-month, 21-state, 64-school tour of innovative educational systems. Except for the time away from my family, that sure sounds fun to me. Happy viewing!
Thanks, Scott for covering my TEDx talk and my trip. Hope I can now contribute to the conversation and help fan these brushfires of innovation. There are so many great examples of great learning out there…now we have to grow the sparks into a true conflagration.
Question: How do you market radically changing the curriculum when some of your primary stakeholders care only about AP scores and SAT scores?
Is there a list of these schools somewhere so the rest of us could at least take a virtual trip to their websites and see some specific examples of how they are implementing innovation? You say you’ve seen Shangri-La but you’re not telling us how to get there ourselves.