Open Up, Education! | How Open Way Learning Can Transform Schools
Would you rather people saw you as open or closed minded? The answer should be obvious. Why is it then that we tend to allow our legacy systems in education to be closed, when they clearly don’t enable the same level of performance as open ones. This phenomenon is well-established in education, Meanwhile, students often lack clarity of purpose in terms of how what they are working on relates to things they care about in the wider world. Stuck inside an unengaging status quo, many students see “doing school” as irrelevant to their interests and ambitions.
Join authors, Adam Haigler and Ben Owens in the discussion on How Open Way Learning Can Transform Schools.
In this Event:
- How to create an “Open Way Learning” ecosystem in your school, district, or region.
- From the classroom to system-wide policy. It is a call-to-action for educators who want to become relentless collaborators networked with professionals in and outside the school.
- Where to start as you think about aligning technology resources with learner-led instructional practices
Adam Haigler is a science and digital media teacher at Tri-County Early College, who has spent over a decade working with educational organizations as a consultant, instructor, founder, and administrator. Adam won the 2016 North Carolina Science Teacher Association District 8 Outstanding Educator award for his work on a social justice-themed Project-Based Learning unit and currently serves as a Teacher-Powered Schools Ambassador in addition to his teaching role.
Ben Owens is a STEM educator and consultant who taught physics and mathematics for 11 years at Tri-County Early College in Murphy, NC. Ben is the 2017 Bridging the Gap Distinguished Teacher in STEM Education, the 2016 North Carolina Science Technology & Mathematics Center’s 9-16 Outstanding Educator, a 2014 Hope Street Group National Teacher Fellow, a Center for Teaching Quality Virtual Community Organizer, and has served on the Teacher Advisory Council for the Bill & Melinda Gates Foundation.
Joey Lee serves as Chief Learning Officer at LiFT Learning, an education organization driven to empower youth by providing innovative educators with technology and support to create learner-centered systems. In his role, Joey works to support schools and organizations implementing CBE and PBL using LiFT’s learning platform. Prior to LiFT, Joey taught at Pinkerton Academy before taking a leadership role as Director of Education at Education First. He was awarded New Hampshire’s Teacher of the Year in 2014.