Imagining Radical Acts of Education
Bold Strategies to Amplify Learning in a
Time of Complex Change
Two sessions: September 1, 2020 at 7 am or 2 pm US ET
With all of the uncertainty amidst all of the challenges,
could this be the moment to fundamentally change our approach?
“You have to act as if it were possible to radically transform the world,
and you have to do it all the time.”
To Educators, Parents, Students, Boards, and School Communities, We Ask:
Is this the moment that the idea of "school" changes forever?
"Radical" is not a comfortable word.
We get that. Our popular culture has used the adjective to polarize and instill fear, rather than solve the very problems that create the dissonance – and we have lost the meaning of the word.
But what is the real meaning of "radical"?
Simply, it means "grasping at the root." Being radical means relating to or affecting the fundamental nature of something; far-reaching or thorough, as in "a radical overhaul of the existing framework". And that is exactly what is happening in education in this incredibly complex moment.
Let's be honest: "education" and school" will forever be changed by this moment. We're not going back to an "old normal." Narratives are breaking. Norms are changing. Our mental models of the whole experience are being challenged in powerful ways. And in that respect, there's never been a better time to think differently about being "radical" when it comes to education.
Imagine a school practicing "radical inclusion," or "radical empathy," or "radical inquiry." How might that disrupt our practice? How might that change the experience of school for students and teachers, virtual or face to face?
Join internationally recognized authors and speakers Homa Tavangar and Will Richardson for this free 45-minute webinar as they identify some important ways that we need to bring a "radical" lens to our work in schools right now.
What will you learn from attending this webinar?
What it means to be radical in terms of education
A sense of urgency for thinking "radically" about schools
Specific ways to bring a "radical" lens to your work
Examples of what "radical acts for education" look like
Ways to begin radical conversations around change even where there is resistance
This FREE webinar will get you thinking differently about the schools you'll lead into the future.
September 1, 2020 at 7 am or 2 pm US ET
(Can't attend live? Register anyway and we'll send you a link to the archived recording.)