It was promoted as the 2nd Annual Visible Learning (VL) International Conference. Last year it took place in Brisbane, Australia, but this time it happened outside of San Diego, California (USA), and it was indeed…international. Presenters and participants came in from Europe, the United Kingdom, Australia, North America, and of course…New Zealand.
Colin Klupiec caught up with John at the Improving Initial Teacher Education conference in Melbourne, in April 2016, to dig a little bit deeper into his two papers, What doesn’t work in education: The politics of distraction and
What works best in education: The politics of collaborative expertise.
Every child deserves at least a years progress for a years input. Do we value what we assess? If not why are we doing it? The answer always seems to be because that's what we've always done. Read more here.
Just how great is the power of student passion as a push for individualized learning? If we are to truly authentic visible learners voice in their education we must take account of the interests and passions so students can be their own teachers. Read examples here.
Education systems must rethink the purpose of schooling if we have any chance of creating the kinds of schools learners and teachers want to be part of. How can we possibly foster life long learning if we start testing at the age of seven? Read more here.
Are we preparing young people for their future? Andreas Schleicher tells us that "What counts today are people who are able to apply depth of skill to a progressively widening scope of situations and experiences, who gain new competencies, build new relationships, and assuming new roles".Read more here.
Education systems across the globe are looking to redesign education to ensure our children have the right skills for their future. Grant Lichtman discusses new schools as naturally evolving internally consistent ecosystems. Watch it here.
Southern Tioga School District in the United States have stepped outside of their comfort zone and created a new model for shared leadership within the district. It is innovative and daring...and it is working. Read more here.
Andy Hargreaves shares how leaders can build trust in this video. “The first thing a leader has to do is not expect trust from other people, but to model trust themselves—even if initially people look as if they may not deserve it.” Watch it here.