Why Not Now?!

During these immensely challenging times, it’s tempting to hunker down. Just get by with traditional pedagogy as you bounce between in-person and distant learning.

But with crisis comes opportunity. The door to change wide open. This is your time . . . to reimagine school. To energize your community. To prepare kids for their futures. To do what you’ve long wanted to do.

Our goal? Draw on insights from remarkable educators in the field to help you make 2020/2021 a remarkable year of learning. The keynote on the right will set the tone.

When confronting a crisis, you can’t afford to stumble. The Innovation Playlist is a proven, powerful change model that empowers progress through small teacher-led steps. With its help, you will:

  • Mobilize your community to the aspirational goal of reimagining learning
  • Equip students with the skills to manage their learning
  • Connect learning to the real world
  • Assess student work on the basis of evidence of mastery
  • Ensure each child feels part of a caring community. 

For each of these five big changes, we offer an album comprising agile steps laid out in an effective sequence. We bring steps to life with compelling videos and discussion guides — help you co-innovate as you develop internal expertise. And, hey, these are playlists, so feel free to re-sequence the order, skip some, and create your own. Better yet, send us your creations and help us inspire others. 

Here’s our commitment. Embrace these big changes, and all things are possible for your school and your kids. In normal times . . .  and especially during a pandemic. You may never have a bigger opportunity to transform your school, so . . . Why Not Now?!

Big Changes

Mobilize Your Community
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Mobilize Your Community
All things are possible if with a mobilized community that’s energized to work together toward an important goal.
Student-Driven Learning
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Student-Driven Learning
When students have voice in their learning, they draw on their intrinsic motivation, set and exceed stretch goals for themselves, and learn deeply and joyfully. We know that adults need to be able to direct and manage their own efforts. So why wait?
Real World Challenges
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Real World Challenges
Imagine the dynamic shift that can happen when students take on challenges connected to the real world.
Authentic Assessments
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Evidence of Deeper Learning
Most agree the most powerful learning experiences invite bold, creative work that helps students develop their own distinctive competencies. But this type of vital student learning can’t be captured in a bubble test. It requires us to re-think assessment frameworks.
Caring & Connected Communities
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Caring & Connected Communities
In normal times, students need, and deserve, social and emotional support if we expect them to do their best learning. In a pandemic, this support is imperative.
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Ready to take the next step?

Check out the Innovation Playlist now!