Sheryl and I are excited to announce the inaugural Powerful Learning Practice Visioning Boot Camp for Educational Leaders to be held at the Science Leadership Academy in Philadelphia this summer. You can get all of the details here, but the bottom line is we’veÂ put together a three-day event for a limited number (25) of participants that we think will help school principals and superintendents get a deep understanding of how the world is shifting, identify and articulate the challenges that we face, begin some serious conversations about long term change in personal and classroom practice, and create a foundation for long range planning.
We’re really pleased that Chris Lehmann will be our host for the three days and that he will be among a group of forward thinking leaders who will share their experiences and expertise with us. We hope you (or your school leader) will join us!
Karen Szymusiak says
I am so excited about this opportunity. I am trying to put the wheels in motion. Thank you for putting this together.
For only 25 lucky participants?
Maybe you can turn this into a Webinar?
Jean Tower says
This sounds very exciting.
Are you looking for volunteers to help facilitate?
I would love to participate in that role.
Hadley Ferguson says
If you need anything, let me know. I would love to help. What a great idea!
What an exciting opportunity. I’m going to see if I could attend…
mister moe says
Your elisit seminars ($1,400 for 3 days) disguised as an “educational vision” is quite disheartening…
mister moe says
Will.. seriously…stop marketing this supposed “shift” as the future of education….the future of private and wealthy public suburban school districts (mainly white) is a much more accurate dipiction of your vision…just another EMO marketing themselves as visionaries in order to reap the benefits of lecture fees and professinal development seminars…..sad….
Will Richardson says
I don’t pretend to know what the future of education looks like. I do know, however, from my personal experience, that learning is changing, and that whatever form education takes, administrators need to at least understand how their kids are connecting and what the potential implications are for classrooms.
And, fwiw, your criticism doesn’t bother me as much as your anonymity. Why no real contact info? What’s the fear?
I am confused?
“learning is changing”…within what contextual framework do you situate “learning” and how or should I say who defines the “change” you constantly refer to? I commend your commitment to “change” but feel your efforts are intrinsically motivated. The underlying flaw within your philosophical “vision” is assuming that all students have an equal claim to all of society’s resources, you may very well believe this, but I suspect that your intentions do not align with utilitarian tenants. I am asking that you call a spade a spade..for I believe the “technology” you speak of is grounded in profit and focuses on elite facets of American society.
Great article in this issue of Ed Leadership. Perhaps you could do PLP Bootcamp for Higer Ed next?
Huh, I guess my fingers slipped off home row while typing my name…sorry.
Gary Stager says
David Warlic blogged about our summer events – http://davidwarlick.com/2cents/?p=1700#comments