Dramatic educational innovation and revolutionary ideas are often the spawning ground for great learning spaces. Get inspired by a unique vision for the future of education and explore how pedagogical development changes the way we think about learning environments of today and tomorrow.
Ted Dintersmith, co-founder of Boundless, is on a mission to give our kids a real chance to thrive in the innovation era. Without profound change in traditional education, most of our current students will be at risk in a world defined by innovation. It doesn't have to be this way. Dintersmith draws on his trip to all fifty states during the 2015/2016 school year to highlight conditions, including learning spaces and environments, that lead to exceptional student learning. He goes onto identify change models that enable a school, district, or even a state to effectively transform classrooms at scale.
Dintersmith is the author of What School Could Be, an inspiring account of teachers in ordinary circumstances doing extraordinary things. He illustrates what leads to powerful learning in classrooms and how to empower our teachers to make it happen. Following the Plenary Session, Ted will be signing copies of the book for the first 100 people in the Gratnells' booth.
Come join the discussion and learn:
- What school could be if we focused on transformative learning experiences instead of test scores
- How models from across the country are working for communities and schools
- What others are using learning spaces that support this type of transformative learning and more student-driven experiences
- Where we are headed and how we might all refocus our energy on preparing communities to take on this transformation work