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Thursday, November 3 • 1:15pm - 3:30pm
Designing Open Education School Systems

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Vermont has several laudable education policy initiatives pertaining to personalizing student learning including PLPs, early college, flexible pathways, and proficiency-based learning.  Additionally, we remain focused on addressing persistent equity issues while at the same time increasing learning opportunities for all students.  From a historical perspective, all of these concepts can be described under a larger narrative of Open Education, the continued expansion of who has access to a high quality education.

This session will engage participants in an interactive exploration of three interconnected themes in order to develop a systems approach to designing an open education school system that can be instituted locally and also scaled across Vermont.  These themes are:

  • Open Opportunity: Open Education Resources (OER) offer students the ability to access an expanded curriculum and are shifting the role of teachers to be Designers of Learning.

  • Open Organization Systems – New organizational approaches such as Design Thinking allow schools to adopt a more open, dynamic and nimble disposition towards change.

  • Open Community – Technology is redefining community and creating new means for developing and sharing best practices across a distributed organizational structure.

Presenter Material

avatar for Dan French

Dan French

School Leadership Coordinator, Saint Michael's College
I am interested in changing the structure of schooling in order to better meet the personal learning aspirations of each student.

Thursday November 3, 2016 1:15pm - 3:30pm
Gateway II

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