Middle SchoolCurriculum Night
intention
Curriculum   Night    as Prologue
Who do I want tobecome and . . .     what can I doto become that person?
Questions weask class reps?    Why?    What?    How?
The school will not always be just whatit is now, but we hope it will alwaysbe a place where ideas can grow,where heresy w...
To Innovate  Play Passion Purpose
image created by Ross Dawson
photo taken from TED Book: Why School? by Will Richardson
“The illiterates of the21st century will not bethose who cannot readand write but those whocannot learn, unlearn,and relea...
“We get it right a lot of the time, but we    can be better;    we have to be       better.”
Better is . . .                 producing and creating     information rich, connected and participatory            tackli...
Better is . . .    personal learning communities students and teachers as co-learners       complex and multi-faceted     ...
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  • Curriculum Night

    1. 1. Middle SchoolCurriculum Night
    2. 2. intention
    3. 3. Curriculum Night as Prologue
    4. 4. Who do I want tobecome and . . . what can I doto become that person?
    5. 5. Questions weask class reps? Why? What? How?
    6. 6. The school will not always be just whatit is now, but we hope it will alwaysbe a place where ideas can grow,where heresy will be looked upon aspossible truth, and where prejudicewill dwindle from lack of room to grow.We hope it will be a place wherefreedom will lead to judgment—whereideals, year after year, are outgrownlike last seasons coat for larger onesto take their places. -- LREI Founder Elisabeth Irwin
    7. 7. To Innovate Play Passion Purpose
    8. 8. image created by Ross Dawson
    9. 9. photo taken from TED Book: Why School? by Will Richardson
    10. 10. “The illiterates of the21st century will not bethose who cannot readand write but those whocannot learn, unlearn,and relearn” - Alvin Toffler
    11. 11. “We get it right a lot of the time, but we can be better; we have to be better.”
    12. 12. Better is . . . producing and creating information rich, connected and participatory tackling real and authentic issues for real and authentic audiences within and beyond the classroom wallscollaboration organized around interests and passions
    13. 13. Better is . . . personal learning communities students and teachers as co-learners complex and multi-faceted connecting people and placebuilding community and independence giving voice to and really listening . . . to what students have to say

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