I bet you are looking forward to the summer. Not only will you have a chance to relax a little bit, but you will also have some time to figure out what you need to learn to help reach your personal and professional goals.
As I think about the future, this learning framework came to mind.
I am turning this idea into a school-year-long learning experience for anyone that is interested.
The learning experience will run through the entire school year. Participants will meet once a month. I am planning two field trips to Pittsburgh to tour their burgeoning AI, robotics, and space industry (that's the future part).
We then will meet through the winter to make sense of what we have learned about the future and how we can incorporate what we learned into our school. What are the ramification on curriculum, instruction, school schedules, etc. We will use principles of design thinking to brainstorm, ideate, practice, and iterate.
Everything will culminate with plans to implement pilot programs in the school based on what the participant has learned. participants will also create a "portrait of a learner" they can use to start conversations in their schools about the future.
If the pandemic has taught us one thing, it's that schools must change and iterate quickly to meet the needs of society. This learning experience will help in that change.
I am always interested in what you want to learn in the upcoming year. What would you add to this learning experience? I look forward to hearing from you at email@example.com