Open Up, Education!
How Open Way Learning Can Transform Schools Kindle Edition
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. This book is the antidote to this closure: 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. They are then poised to quicken the pace of innovation through accessing the endless supply of free knowledge available to them. This is the definitive resource on how to create an “Open Way Learning” ecosystem in your school, district, or region.
“Haigler and Owens offer a provocative new vision of what education could be. Education leaders, take note of ‘The Open Way:’ teacher-led collaborative teams can unlock innovation, student success, and teacher satisfaction like you’ve never seen.“Bryan C. Hassel Ph.D, co-president of Public Impact & Opportunity Culture
About the Authors:
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.