Leading the Shift to Inquiry and Agency
Building a Culture of Modern Learning in Schools
December 19, 8am-3:30pm
Join us to learn about creating powerful learning environments at your school.
In partnership with Consortium for Educational Change, Modern Learners Labs brings you a day-long, interactive, deep dive into strategies that will help you bridge the gaps between our more traditional approaches in schools and the amazing new potentials of modern learning - both inside and outside of classrooms. This Lab will reset your focus and priorities, and introduce you to a framework for relevant, sustainable change for your teachers and students.
Modern connected learners today have more freedom and more control over the what, the when, the where, the how and the with whom than at any time in history. Our students are no longer bound by the limitations and compromises imposed by our traditional models of schooling.
How do we create experiences and cultures in our schools that build on our students' increasing agency over learning through powerful questions and personal inquiry?
In this Modern Learners Lab, you’ll build your capacity to lead change in your school community. You'll discover how to help students take more ownership over their learning in important ways that will allow them to thrive in today's complex learning environments.
You’ll be challenged. You’ll be inspired. And you’ll walk away with a clear understanding of what’s possible now for your students, and how you create powerful modern learning environments at your school.
What they're saying
“Today's lab reignited what it means to be a leader of learners! Thank you for thoughtful conversations, meaningful resources, and a built-in community. ~ Sarah Steiger, Glenview (IL) 34 School District
"I walked away with the willingness to question the simple assumptions I had regarding school. I feel that I am now armed with both the knowledge and the community to tackle the challenges before me." ~ Andrew Broere, Schaumburg (IL) Christian School
What you’ll learn at Modern Learners Lab Chicago
- Explore the potential of learner agency and the possibilities that come through inquiry.
- Learn how the culture you have influence the choices you make
- See the diﬀerence between teaching cultures and learning cultures
- Understand how inquiry learning and student agency impacts the choices students and teachers have in classrooms
- Learn how to bridge the gap between the learning environment you have and the one you want for your students
Who should attend Modern Learners Lab Chicago?
- School superintendents, principals, and headmasters who want to know more about what the modern world now makes possible for their students
- School Board members supportive of diﬀerent ways of thinking about existing school models and practices
- School community members who are supporting change initiatives in their schools
- Teachers seeking leadership roles in schools
The "Leading the Shift to Inquiry and Agency" Lab will be led by Modern Learners' co-founders Will Richardson and Bruce Dixon.
DATE: Wednesday, December 19, 2018
TIME: 8am to 3:30pm
Northern Illinois University
1120 E Diehl Rd
Naperville, IL 60563 (MAP)
Cost: $250 (US)
Price includes lunch and a 3-month membership in our Modern Learners Community (MLC). In MLC, you can continue the conversation with educational leaders from around the world who are sharing their experiences, ideas and solutions.
(Attendance is limited for maximum impact.)
Northern Illinois University - Naperville, IL
1120 E Diehl Rd
Naperville, IL 60563
3-Month Membership Included
Continue the conversation with educational leaders from around the world.
About Modern Learners Labs
Modern Learners Labs are intensive, interactive, and interesting one and two-day workshops designed to push your thinking and your practice to help you see what's possible for classrooms and schools in the modern world. Facilitated by the experienced, passionate team at Modern Learners, our Labs are small in number by design, but they are big on practical strategies for today's most important educational opportunities and challenges.
For additional information, please email Bruce Dixon.