"School communities are going to have to learn how to keep 'one foot in the future,' to constantly audit decisions and current practices against a shared, clearly articulated vision of futures that are at once aspirational and realistic."
Our BIG Question:
How do we put "One Foot in the Future" to better understand the challenges and opportunities our children will be grappling with?
Building on the ideas in the “One Foot in the Future” ebook, join BQI Co-Founder Will Richardson on a four-hour journey over two days that will provoke, inspire, and nurture real optimism for the what comes next.
We'll explore unique new tools, mindsets, and practices that will build our imagination muscles and develop our collective ability to create a better future for schools.
Playful. Collaborative. Practical. Connected. Urgent. This is a unique new workshop that you and your team will not want to miss.
We can build a better future of learning in schools together. The time to start is now.
In this two-day deep dive workshop, you will:
Build your capacity to understand and feel the emerging future.
Play in the space of “radical imagination."
Learn how to create “imagination infrastructures.”
Practice the skill of “Design Fiction.”
Understand what it means to be an “archeologist of the future.”
Learn practical ways to begin to create futures cultures in your own practice and in your school community.
Become a member of the “Schoolpunk” Movement
Have fun, find more joy for the future, and build deeper connections with educators from around the world.
About Your Presenter
About Will Richardson
A former public school educator of 22 years, Will has spent the last 15 years developing an international reputation as a leading thinker and writer about the intersection of social online learning networks, education, and systemic change. Most recently, Will is a co-founder of The Big Questions Institute which was created to help educators use "fearless inquiry" to make sense of this complex moment and an uncertain future.
In 2017, Will was named one of 100 global "Changemakers in Education" by the Finnish site HundrED, and was named one of the Top 5 "Edupreneurs to Follow" by Forbes. He has given keynote speeches, led breakout sessions, and provided coaching services in over 30 countries on 6 continents. (Come on Antarctica!) He has also authored six books that have sold over 200,000 copies worldwide, and given TEDx Talks in New York, Melbourne, and most recently Vancouver.
In addition to his focus and expertise on classroom pedagogies, learning theory, and emerging technologies and trends, his current interests include the use of Design Fiction, Speculative Design, and Regenerative Design to help schools and districts envision potential futures.
Will has two adult children, Tess and Tucker, and lives in rural New Jersey with his wife Wendy.
This 2-day workshop will build your capacity to create a better educational future for the children you serve.
(For discount pricing for teams of 5 or more, please email firstname.lastname@example.org)
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