The delicate balance…

medium_3251916229 This week I had the opportunity to attend a professional conference with other educational leaders across our state. One of the sessions I attended focused on implementing the Common Core State Standards within the context of 21st Century education. Ken Kay (@kenkay21) from EdLeader21 facilitated a thought provoking discussion.

The discussion featured a panel of superintendents engaged in initiatives to implement 21st Century Learning within their districts. The panelists shared their experiences working with staff as they began to develop a vision for student success. The conversation invariably turned toward how do we keep a focus on the essentials and not get bogged down in piling on yet another initiative.  Continue reading

The journey begins…

“In times of drastic change, it is the learners who inherit the future. The learned usually find themselves beautifully equipped to live in a world that no longer exists.”– Eric Hoffer

There is no doubt that we live in times of drastic change. Yet the models of education we work within seem more suited to a world that no longer exists. The challenge before us, then, is to create deep, meaningful change in our schools that will prepare our students to inherit their futures.

So how do we, as educational leaders, meet this challenge? Where do we begin to embark on the journey forward? In short, how we do we get there from here?

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