We've survived a forced reconfiguration of school.
Now the question is, how do we thrive in the future?
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~Suelyn Cheong, Principal, Unionville High School, Markham, ON
Superintendents, Principals, Heads of School, Board Members, and Other Leaders Seeking to Make Sense of This Moment
Seeing Schools in a Different Light
The events since the pandemic have created an unprecedented moment in world history. COVID-19 has impacted our collective lives in ways that no one could have expected just a short time ago. And the numerous deaths of African-Americans at the hands of law enforcement in the US feels like a turning point at last for long simmering social and racial justice issues around the world. Those events coupled with changes in global economies, political instability, and the looming threat of climate change have brought us to a critical moment of change.
It's likely that history will show that social and institutional norms that have held sway for centuries are being irrevocably upended.
And school is no exception.
While many, many questions remain, there's no doubt that as educators and as parents, we must now begin to re-orient the ways in which we think about the role of schools, the markers of success, and just what it means to be educated today. Creating a new future of schooling requires school leaders to see the world as it is, not as it was. It requires understanding new contexts, and building new lenses.
In this series of five "workinars" (webinar + workshop), we will push you to set aside what’s comfortable and embrace the new realities of the post-pandemic world. Each will help you frame new questions and conversations that are fundamental to creating an experience of school for kids that will help them thrive in whatever future they inherit.
These conversations can't wait until the world seems a bit more settled. We need to start them, and facilitate them now. Join us in that work.
New Leadership Lenses
Join Homa Tavangar and Will Richardson for these five engaging, cutting-edge "workinars" that will help you see the world as it is today to make better decisions for your students tomorrow. Highly interactive, practical, and provocative. Five 90-minute sessions over consecutive weeks. All sessions recorded and archived for later viewing.
What They're Saying About the New Leadership Lenses Series
Check out some excerpts from our free webinar on the New Lenses:
THERE'S NEVER BEEN A MOMENT LIKE THIS FOR EDUCATORS
How will kids experience school in the future?
This five webinar series will help you clarify what comes next for your schools and classrooms. We are on the precipice of a profound reimagination of education. If you want to take a leadership role in that, this professional learning experience will make sure you have a foundation for moving forward.