[Terrific list that has MANY applications. jb]
Let’s try to put this back together into 10 guiding principles for taking advantage of productive turbulence:
- With exponential change, you can’t communicate enough and transparency is the only option
- Build culture first, principles second, systems third
- Lay the groundwork for a few non-negotiables like college and career readiness
- Be smart about what you can control, it’s less than it used to be. Try to leverage the change you can’t control
- Don’t block learning options, make them better
- Differentiate, be prescriptive only where results warrant
- Distribute the change agenda; build collaboration across components; empower teachers to pilot new tools and strategies
- Start a new school, even if it’s 30 kids in a portable that demonstrates how competency-based learning works and changes relationships
- Use two or three phases to make change manageable and to stay flexible; and
- Invest in change capacity–individual and collective.
via 10 Strategies to Take Advantage of Productive Edtech Turbulence – Getting Smart by Tom Vander Ark – blended learning, DigLN, IOLchat.