Learning Transformed: 8 Keys to Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today

Presented by: Eric Sheninger, ICLE Senior Fellow, Principal, Author, Consultant, and Learner; and Tom Murray, Director of Innovation, Future Ready Schools, Speaker, Author, Consultant, and Learner
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In this edWebinar, innovative educators, learners, and authors Eric C. Sheninger and Thomas C. Murray outlined eight keys in their book, Learning Transformed: 8 Keys To Designing Tomorrow’s Schools, Today. Each is a piece of a puzzle for transforming the K–12 education system of teaching and learning to intentionally design tomorrow’s schools so today’s learners are prepared for success and stand ready to create new industries, find new cures, and solve world problems. Built upon the foundation of leadership and school culture, a transformed learning experience fundamentally shifts the teaching and learning paradigm to one that is personal, while altering the use of authentic assessments, how technology is leveraged, the spaces in which the learning occurs, the way educators grow professionally, how schools collaborate with the community, and ultimately, the sustainability of the system as a whole.

With all that we know about how students learn, the nature of the world they will face after graduation, and the educational inequities that have existed for centuries, maintaining a traditional, one-size-fits-all approach to teaching and learning is ineffective. The traditional model of schooling ultimately prepares students for the industrial model of the past. If we want our students to become successful citizens in a global society, we must dramatically shift to a more personal approach. This edWebinar will be especially beneficial for early career and new school principals.