We know there is a need for systemic innovation within our schools, and the pandemic has made this more apparent than ever. But, is it a bad thing that our eyes are now open to the challenges of our post-COVID school system? What silver lining can there be among all of this?
The surge in “pandemic pods,” micro-schools, and schools-within-a-school (SWAS) give us a glimpse into what we can expect for the future of schools in a post-pandemic world. We can look at this moment in history as a time of disruptive innovation for schools, changing the educational landscape in a big way. It’s not necessarily a good or a bad thing, but simply a time of change to fit the changing needs of our students.
Listen in to learn more about disruptive innovation, what leaders in change we can look to, and how to begin creating that change together.
Jump Through the Conversation:
[2:47] A look at this moment in history
[5:05] My hope that we regroup
[8:01] Looking at the structure within the school differently
[8:42] Create change together
[9:15] Start with a mission
[10:42] Unpacking Edgecombe County Schools’ graduate aims
[14:10] A silver lining?
Links and Resources:
- Learning Pods Show Their Cracks
- Is This the Moment in History When K-12 Schools Get Disrupted?
- Episode 30 with Loren Demeroutis
- Episode 39 with Jenny and Donnell
- Big Picture Learning
- MSC Mastermind
- Email Maureen
- Facebook: Follow Education Evolution
- Twitter: Follow Education Evolution
- LinkedIn: Follow Education Evolution
- Maureen’s book: Creating Micro-Schools for Colorful Mismatched Kids
- Micro-school feature on Good Morning America
- The Micro-School Coalition
- Facebook: The Micro-School Coalition
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