Keynote: Leading Innovation in Education: How Beliefs, Practices, and Systems Support Change Description
Around the world many schools are radically reshaping the goals, processes and outcomes of education. What should students learn in today’s (and tomorrow’s) world? How can schools provide better support for the development of every learner? What evidence of learning matters most?
For over 50 years, Project Zero at the Harvard Graduate School of Education has collaborated closely with educators on these questions – in scales ranging from entire nations to individual classrooms. This talk will share lessons learned and strategies from Project Zero’s work, including tools for how to surface beliefs about learning, amplifying developmental practices, and rethinking the systems that create forces that shape learning.
Preconference: Designing Spaces for Learning
How can schools and classrooms be physically designed to support learning? In recent decades research from the learning sciences has led to fundamental shifts in conceptions of learning. However, many small renovations and large school building projects continue to be planned using outdated models of learning. This pre-conference workshop will share four research-based shifts in conceptions of learning and illustrative examples of classrooms and schools that are designed to support these shifts.
Participants will get hands-on experiences with tools and processes developed from a decade of work at Harvard’s Learning Environment for Tomorrow Institute, used to evaluate and guide effective design for learning. The goal of this talk will be to equip school leaders, educators and designers to better lead physical changes in their school that aligns with learning science research.