Unleashing Innovation: How Should We Think About the Future?
Scott McLeod, Associate Professor of Education Leadership, Education Technology Expert at University of Colorado Denver
Wednesday, Nov. 20, 2019
9-11:30 a.m. OR 1-3:30 p.m. (repeat)
The world around us is changing FAST, often driven by the twin forces of technology and globalization. What does that mean for the future of Iowa schools? What does that mean for the graduates that we prepare? What does that mean for our classrooms and the education that we provide our children? And what does it mean for the governance work happening at the board table? Join Scott for a rousing, interactive, thought-provoking conversation about future-ready schools and graduates. Along the way we will highlight a number of key questions, action steps, and other resources that school board members and administrators can use back home in their districts. Bring a computing device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone) and be ready to dive in!
About Scott McLeod
Although he’s now at the University of Colorado Denver, Scott McLeod spent 14 years in Iowa working with over 140 schools and districts. He is the former Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Iowa State University and the former Director of Learning, Teaching, and Innovation at Prairie Lakes AEA. Scott was one of the main facilitators of Iowa’s grass-roots 1:1 computing movement, which resulted in over two-third of Iowa’s school district providing powerful learning tools for their students. He is the founder of both EdCampIowa and the annual Iowa 1:1 Institute. Scott received a Friend of the Association Award from the School Administrators of Iowa in 2016. More information about Scott is available at www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org/bio
. He invites you to connect with him at www.dangerouslyirrelevant.org
, or facebook.com/scottmcleod
Can't get enough?
On Thursday, Nov. 21 at 11 a.m., Scott will be presenting an Education Session entitled "Rethinking Classroom Instruction." This provocative discussion will center around what kind of instruction we should be promoting, supporting and looking for from our teachers in all our classrooms. If we want future-ready graduates, we have to rethink some key components of learning and teaching. Scott will introduce a resource that will help your educators redesign lessons and units and will provide some key questions, action steps, and other resources that school board members and administrators can use back home in their districts. Bring a computing device (laptop, tablet, or smartphone) and be ready to dive in!