"If you don't think about the future, you cannot have one."
Our BIG Question:
How can school communities understand and shape the future more effectively for the children they serve?
Reading "One Foot in the Future" will:
Help you understand more clearly the current challenges to education and schooling
Clarify a path forward to creating an aspirational future for your schools
Introduce you to "Design Fiction" as a tool for interrogating the future
Invite you to become part of a "Schoolpunk" movement to connect to other futures-oriented educators and communities
Help you develop a lens of "regenerative design" through which you can create a more compelling and relevant mission and vision for the moment we all find ourselves in.
About Will Richardson
Co-Founder of the Big Questions Institute with Homa Tavangar, Will is a former public school educator of 22 years who 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.
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.