Education Development Trust Global Dialogue.

On 1 November at 9pm UK time, 5pm Canada time and on 2 November at 8am in Australia and 10am in New Zealand an invited audience of school leaders will again be connecting together across continents in our second live Global Dialogue event.
Global Dialogue brings together schools who are collaborating together to bring about truly school-led improvement programmes. In this event, the schools share what works for them in their local context with others from diverse communities across three continents. Their commentary will be facilitated by leading educationalists Michael Fullan, Tony McKay, John Hattie, Vivianne Robinson and Steve Munby.
globaldialogueAfter the event, a recording will be available to view on this page:

This event will focus on some of the key themes that emerged from the last event, including:
Outcomes focused collaboration
Leadership capability for a network system
The power and potential of middle leaders
We are also privileged to hear from practitioners working in schools, in the UK, Canada, Australia and New Zealand who will join the event and will reflect on these themes and their own experiences of working in collaboration and will respond to the dialogue as it unfolds.

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Deeper Learning and Project Based work

Today we share a piece from our colleagues in Washington State. The NWESD 189 District is beginning it’s journey implementing NPDL, and it’s great to read their reflections and connections between existing and next practice.

The article below is reposted with permission from https://www.nwesd.org/edtalks/blog/deeper-learning

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Did you know that currently one-third of American workers are engaged in some kind of freelance or project-based work?  And because the internet can reach much larger audiences than ever before, almost anyone can download an app and start a business (examples: Uber99designsTaskRabbitEtsy). It is estimated that by the year 2020, four out of every ten Americas will be engaged in project-based work.  These changes in our economy lead us to believe that we need to re-imagine how we teach our students.DeeperLearning-EdTalks

The Deeper Learning initiative at NWESD is helping districts look at new pedagogical practices that are a combination of (1) a deeper understanding of core academic content, (2) the ability to transfer that understanding to novel problems and situations, and (3) the development of core competencies that prepare each student to be a transforming influence in the world. 

These core competencies include critical thinking, communication, collaboration, creativity, citizenship, and character traits such as persistence and grit.  Michael Fullan (2014) defines the ‘new pedagogies’ not just as instructional strategies, but as powerful models of teaching and learning, enabled by digital tools and resources, taking place in learning environments that support deep learning throughout the entire education system.

One pedagogical approach to Deeper Learning is project based learning.  Some districts have adopted the concept-based curriculum design as their pedagogical approach. (offered at NWESD October 24-25), while other districts are incorporating problem-based curriculum design. (offered at NWESD on November 14-15). This article, “Preparing Students for A Project-Based World”, describes why and how all students would benefit from project-based learning and how you can get started.

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Preparing Students for a Project-Based World http://gettingsmart.com/publication/preparing-students-project-based-world/

Fullan, M. & Langworthy, M. (2014) A Rich Seam: How New Pedagogies Find Deep Learning, London: Pearson.