Paradigm Shift for District and Campus Transformation.
Paradigm Shift for districts and schools offers three avenues: two basic plans and a third option, your own 21st century educational conference.
Every plan will be modified, then refined and focused, i.e., completely personalized for you, once we begin our journey together.
Our Framework for 21st Century Education is the only holistic, integrated framework offered to date by anyone, anywhere! Not a rigid or fixed map, this framework is guided by compasses. This allows for the flexibility to personalize your journey based upon the unique characteristics of your community.
You will notice a purposeful focus on the Learning Environment in the framework. We hope to bring to light the very critical relationship between learning and the learning environment, and to strongly encourage new thinking in terms of what a "school" is!
Moving a school into the 21st century is an exciting endeavor, filled with many rewards. It requires a paradigm shift away from traditional, factory model education which has dominated education for 150 years.
The greater the support provided to your teachers the more effective the program will be. As I stated in a blog post once, "A little dab'll do ya!" may have been a great slogan for Brylcreem, but it does not work for professional development or for creating authentic, sustained change. See Effective PD.
We stand ready to support you in this exciting journey, and are confident that your district/school can and will become a beacon for schools worldwide. Thank you for the opportunity to present to you this proposal. I hope that you will be as inspired and excited as we are about this joint venture!