"One of the most important lessons of the past year-plus concerns how profoundly we as human beings can reshape our own ways of operating. Societal structures are fluid, not frozen."
Our BIG Question:
How might we build the new skills, literacies and dispositions required to guide students into an uncertain future?
In the wake of a global pandemic, how educators meet this moment of new beginnings will determine the path forward for hundreds of millions of children around the world. We can choose to turn away from the new realities and deep changes that have evolved over the last year and a half. Or we can choose to embrace them.
To look forward instead of give in to the pull of the past requires fearless inquiry, a willingness to lead with questions about ourselves and our institutions in light of all that's been surfaced. We must question our beliefs, our practices, and our aspirations around education, and we must develop new skills and mindsets to thrive in the midst of uncertainty.
In this highly interactive two-day, four-hour workshop, BIG Questions Institute co-founders Homa Tavangar and Will Richardson will build your capacity to
- See the world and your role in it with a mindset of an explorer
- Develop "courageous practice" to face an unknown future
- Learn the skills and dispositions of "futures thinking"
- Use storytelling as a tool for change and as a leadership practice
- Center equity and inclusion in leadership and pedagogy
- Build your literacy skills for a "post-fact" world.
If you are looking to develop your ability to understand and act effectively in this "hinge moment" in history, you won't want to miss this two-day deep dive rooted in human wellness, equity and inclusion, and new literacies, to better support students who will be living and learning in an increasingly uncertain future.
Why should YOU attend this workshop on "Fearless Inquiry"?
Understand the challenges and opportunities for education in this pivotal moment in history.
Gain fundamental new skills to interrogate your practice
Build capacity to facilitate and enact change in ourselves, our classrooms, our communities and systems
Learn how to embrace the future with "fearless inquiry"
Connect with other educators seeking long-term, sustainable change in their schools.
This 4-hour workshop will help you build capacity to thrive in this moment of change.
July 14 AND 215, 2021 at 12 pm OR 7 pm US ET
(Can't attend live? Register anyway and we'll send you a link to the archived recording.)
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