Andrew Frishman at Annual Convention
Pre-Convention Workshop, Wednesday, Nov. 17 from 1–3:30 p.m.
RIPE Innovations: What’s the Low-Hanging Fruit?
Students, families, and communities’ expectations of schools continue to expand. In this session, we’ll delve into why specific innovations focused on Relationships, Interests, Practice, and Equity (RIPE) help prepare students for a dynamic and turbulent world. Join Andrew and graduates from Big Picture Learning schools to learn what has been most impactful for them. We’ll explore the ways to create the conditions to support sustainable innovation that benefits students, families, educators, and communities. Most importantly, we’ll discuss how school boards can lead with policy and culture that scales these opportunities to support student success throughout their districts. Bring a computing device (laptop, tablet or smartphone) and be ready to dive in!
Joining Andrew are two students who will share how deeper learning experiences positively impacted their lives.
Closing Capstone, Thursday, Nov. 18 at 3 p.m.
Why Should Education Systems Be RIPE for Innovation?
We are living in particularly turbulent times. Ongoing disruptions in the economy and social structures have significant implications for education systems. What expectations should students be able to have of their learning experiences? How can they be best prepared for the dynamic world that they will enter into as young adults and emerging leaders? Andrew and several graduates of schools in the Big Picture Learning Network will discuss why the time is “RIPE” for innovations focused on Relationships, Interests, Practice, and Equity. Come ready to discover how school boards can create a culture of continuous innovation that activates the potential of all students through interest-driven, real-world learning.