What your school's story? And who is telling it?
“The stories we tell literally make the world. If you want to change the world, you need to change your story. This truth applies both to individuals and institutions."
To educators, parents, students, boards, and school communities, we ask:
How do we use the power of story to drive support for profound school change?
We're in a huge moment of transition, and most institutions are "in-between stories," moving from traditional systems and practices to new, yet to be uncovered ones.
This is especially true in education. The pandemic has forced us to rethink and reimagine in fundamental ways the experience of school for students and teachers. And a new narrative of how we define and become educated is quickly emerging.
Change in schools feels more imminent than ever, and if we are to pave the way for real change to happen, we're going to need to understand the power of story as a driver.
In this free webinar, we will provide an overview of:
- How to think about storytelling as a catalyst for change
- Understand the connection between great storytelling and great leadership
- Recognize the connection between the story and who is unheard - the state of equity and belonging
- Tools and strategies of crafting your school's story
- Some examples of great storytelling in schools
Join Homa Tavangar and Will Richardson for this free 45-minute webinar as they look at the power and influence of story in our thinking about schools and education, and how we can begin to create stories that drive reimagination.
In this FREE webinar, we'll focus on
BIG Questions such as:
How do we get clear on what stories are being told about our schools?
Why is story such an important part of gaining support for change?
What tools can educators use to tell their stories more effectively?
How do we craft a compelling story?
What stories do we want to be telling about the experience of school today?
This FREE webinar will help you amplify real student learning in a difficult moment .
Two sessions: April 20 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.)
BQI Events Calendar
Here are the latest events from the Big Questions Institute:
April 29 and 30 - "Passing Through the Portal" Leadership Sessions, LCEEQ (Homa and Will)
May 4, 2021 - 9 BIG Questions Webinar, NEASC (Register Here)
May 16, 2021 - Closing Keynote at Toddles Inquiry Educators Summit (Will) (Register Here)
May 19, 2021 - Mediterranean Association of International Schools Workshop
June 4, 2021 - STL in STL Conference Keynote and Workshops (Homa and Will)
June 8 and 9 - Staff Professional Learning Days, Awty International School, TX (Homa and Will)
June 11, 2021 - "How to Ungrade" FREE Webinar with Jesse Stommel (Register Here)
July 26, 2021 - Keynote, School Administrators of Montana Annual Conference (Will)
October 6, 2021 - Keynote, Mediterranean Association of International Schools (Homa and Will)
October 18, 2021 - Keynote, Southern Association of Independent Schools, Atlanta, GA (Homa and Will)
December 9, 2020 - "Exhaustion and RRAGE" A Free Webinar Conversation to Reflect and Prepare
January 6, 2021 - 90-Minute Workshop: "Futures Thinking for Educational Leaders"
January 13, 2021 - Building Racial Literacy to Confront the Empathy Gap: It Goes Deeper Than Diversity (with NYSAIS)
February 8, 2021 - LCEEQ Conference Keynote and Workshops (Homa)
February 11, 2021 - School Administrators of Montana (Will)
February 20, 2021 - Live Curious Conference Keynote and Workshops (Homa and Will)
March 4, 2021 - ASIA Society Keynote (Homa)
March 4, 2021 - Connecticut Association of Independent Schools Workshop
March 6-20, 2021 - New Leadership Lenses Workinar Series with EARCOS Leaders
March 27, 2021 - Futures Thinking for Educational Leaders (Workinar)
April 9-10, 2021 - BQI Deeper Than Diversity Two-Day Workshop. (Register Here)
April 12-13, 2021 - ATLIS Conference Keynote and Workshop (Homa and Will)
April 19, 2021 - NYSAIS Nurture Belonging and Deeper Learning (Homa)
Please contact us about bringing a BQI online (for now) event to your school or organization. Let us help you design your future through powerful inquiry.