Bold Moves for Schools: How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments

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Bold Moves for Schools: How We Create Remarkable Learning Environments

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What will it take to create truly contemporary learning environments that meet the demands of 21st-century society, engage learners, and produce graduates who are prepared to succeed in the world? What skills and capacities do teachers and leaders need to create and sustain such schools? What actions are necessary?

Bold Moves for Schools offers a compelling vision that answers these questions--and action steps to make the vision a reality. Looking through the lenses of three pedagogies--antiquated, classical, and contemporary--authors Heidi Hayes Jacobs and Marie Hubley Alcock examine every aspect of K-12 education, including curriculum, instruction, assessment, and the program structures of space (both physical and virtual), time, and grouping of learners and professionals. In a new job description for teachers, Jacobs and Alcock highlight and expound on the following roles:

  • self-navigating professional learner,
  • social contractor,
  • media critic and media maker,
  • innovative designer,
  • globally connected citizen, and
  • advocate for learners and learning. With thought-provoking proposals and practical strategies for change,
Bold Moves for Schools sets educators on the path to redefining their profession and creating exciting new learning environments. The challenge is unprecedented. The possibilities are unlimited.

ISBN: 9781416623052

ISBN-10: 9781416623052

Publisher: ASCD

Publication Date: 03/10/2017 - 12:00am

On Sale: 02/17/2017 - 12:00am

Pages: 210

Language: English

Categories

Leadership

Professional Development

Decision Making & Problem Solving