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We are thrilled to welcome the 2014 – 2015 Education to Save the World Fellows next week for our 3-day summit. We can’t wait to explore new ideas, learn from each other, and generate momentum for transforming education to meet the demands of the 21st century. Check out our agenda below!

Schedule for 2014 Fellows Summit

Monday, June 30th – Vision and Purpose

The vision: Transforming education
AM: How has the world changed? What should education look like in the 21st century?

  • Our world needs saving and education is the key lever to pull if we want to make our world more free, just, equal, healthy, and sustainable.
  • The industrial model of education is no longer appropriate for the 21st century and won’t help us create the world we want to see.
  • Transforming schools to meet the demands of the 21st century must involve dismantling and reimagining the industrial model to refocus school on using knowledge to solve real-world problems.

Synthesizing 13 thought leaders: readings and presentation

Our purpose: Defining the fellowship
PM: What role will we play in transforming education?

  • In order to transform education, we have to think differently about structure, environment, curriculum, instruction, assessment.
  • In order to transform education we must transform what it means to lead, teach, and learn.

Collaborative processing: shaping the vision
Crafting the fellowship

Evening: Optional networking dinner

Tuesday, July 1st – Collaboration and Application

Innovating Through Collaboration
AM: How does our vision translate into action?

  • We must both think differently and do differently.

Overview of design thinking
Collaborative idea development
Questioning to drive improvement

Refining and Finalizing Plans to Present
PM: Continue drafting action plans
Individual and group work time
Coaching check-ins

Wednesday, July 2nd – Presentations and Commitments 

Contextualizing Our Work
AM: Q and A with Frederick Hess Author of Cage-Busting Leadership and Resident Scholar and Director of Education Policy Studies at American Enterprise Institute
Presentations and Feedback
PM: Action plan presentations and Expo with feedback from education leaders
Closing the Summit
Collective commitments: Envisioning success and how we will support each other moving forward
Evening: Optional networking cocktail reception with education experts