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Wednesday, November 3 • 4:00pm - 6:30pm
Building Antifragile Schools

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The evolution of the COVID-19 pandemic and the climate change events of this past summer have made it quite clear that a “return to normal” is not in the cards for educators and school leaders in the near future. Given this, it is desirable to think about how student learning and schools might be able to evolve and thrive in this context, and how they might explore new paths for growth - in short, how they might become _antifragile_. In this workshop, we will look at how to accomplish this goal at three key levels defined by the learner, the classroom, and the school. In doing so, we will leverage a new set of extensions to the SAMR model and the EdTech Quintet that have been specifically tuned to respond to the needs of antifragile design. Activities will unfold in progressively more localized fashion, starting with scenario analysis and role play, continuing with design processes, and concluding with participant-defined ready-to-use projects. All workshop activities have been carefully constructed so that all members of the school community can benefit from participating on an individual basis, while school teams will derive an additional boost and set of insights from group participation.

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Dr. Ruben Puentedura

Founder and President, Hippasus
Dr. Ruben Puentedura is the Founder and President of Hippasus, a consulting firm based in Western Massachusetts focusing on transformative applications of information technologies to education. He has implemented these approaches for over twenty-five years at a range of K-20 educational... Read More →

Wednesday November 3, 2021 4:00pm - 6:30pm EDT
Northstar II