Saturday, April 24, 2010

What adults can learn from kids

This is a very impressive video. At ACS, we are currently going through our middle states accreditation process. One of the foundational documents that is required by their new Excellence by Design protocol is a school profile of graduate. Recently, I saw this video by a very bright young lady who is currently working as a educational consultant and keynote speaker. I believe that she is an excellent example of the type of graduate we should be striving for in our schools today.
At the NESA Leadership conference past fall, I had the opportunity to listen to Grant Wiggins deliver a keynote address. During his presentation, he talked a lot about his book "Schooling by Design" and the central premise of developing a mission based on what we want our students to be able to do when they leave our schools and the implications that that would have on the way our schools functioned as a result. This video is a great example of how that philosophy might work if we want our students to be able to create a presentation like Adora Svitak. What skills would our students need to have to deliver this type of presentation? What knowledge would they need to have to be so persuasive? I believe it is these types of questions that schools need to begin answering in order to prepare our students for the world that awaits them.

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