More on the Future of Education – What is School For?

“When love and skill work together, expect a masterpiece.”
– C. Reade John Ruskin

As we prepare to watch and learn with one another in our community next week (Nov. 9 Screening at CScRi5IWsAAIIv8Deerfield  High School) with the screening of Most Likely To Succeed, I am reviewing and sharing other similar “calls to action” with respect to society and change. The origins and structures of the public school system in the USA comes from a time long since past, it’s time- and we have the ability and drive- to change the system.

In our school district we believe in community engagement. Many of the major structural and organizational changes we have made in the past 24 months are due to collaboration, communication, creativity and critical thinking among and between citizens. We (educators, Board members, parents, students, teachers, community members) have reviewed plans and reshaped curriculum, instruction and assessment. We have embraced fiscal conservatism and leveraged those successes into investments in the future education of our children. We are enlightened enough to seek out improvements and excellence in all that we do.

I share the embedded video from 2012 as an adjunct to our overall messages about change, growth, progress and the future. I share the video in anticipation of next week’s community engagement with theCSWju_OUsAAJMue screening of Most Likely to Succeed. Together we accomplish so much! We have changed so much in DPS109 in a relatively short period of time. Imagine what we can do! Reimagine what education and public school will be!

From the video description:

Published on May 30, 2012
Students are the future, but what’s the future for students? To arm them with the relevant, timeless skills for our rapidly changing world, we need to revolutionize what it means to learn. Education innovators like Dr. Sugata Mitra, visiting professor at MIT; Sal Khan, founder of Khan Academy; and Dr. Catherine Lucey, Vice Dean of Education at UCSF, are redefining how we engage young minds for a creatively and technologically-advanced future. Which of these eduvators holds the key for unlocking the learning potential inside every student?



While he is a man who deserves GREAT credit for much of Public Schooling - it's time to move beyond rigid 19th Century structures!
While he is a man who deserves GREAT credit for much of Public Schooling – it’s time to move beyond rigid 19th Century structures!

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