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Monday, November 9 • 20:15 - 20:45
We're Not Disrupted Enough Yet: Why Real Change in Schools Will Take More Than a Pandemic

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This last year has thrown most educators into an exhausting disequilibrium when it comes to their thinking about schools. In some ways, the various pandemics we've faced (COVID, social justice, fake news) have forced us to change a great deal. They have sped up our embrace of technology, challenged our dependence on assessments, and surfaced a host of questions about equality, justice, literacy, and the future, among others. We've been forced to at least consider some bigger questions about the purpose of schools and our roles in them.

Yet, one of my BIG questions is "How much has REALLY changed?" On the surface, things do look and feel a bit different. But underneath, arguably, we are still being driven by the same outcomes, the same practices, and the same mental models that we've developed over centuries about classrooms, teachers, and learning. That's why so many of us are itching to "get back to normal."

In this session, I'll explore why real change in schools is needed now, offer a framework for shifting the way we think about our work in a post-pandemic world, and discuss some ways to embrace an increasingly uncertain future. 

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Will Richardson

Co-founder, BIG Questions Institute
Will has an international reputation as someone who effectively challenges traditional thinking about schools by offering a combined dose of common sense about learning and hard reality about how the world works today. Audiences in six continents and over 25 countries have heard his... Read More →

Monday November 9, 2020 20:15 - 20:45 CET
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