This webinar will explore:
- What does the future of high school look like in the next 10, 20, and 30 years? Where are the trends pointing?
- How can the growth of neuroscience help us develop better learning systems and strategies for our students?
- What is the future of product- and project-based learning, and how does this fit into new models of innovative high schools around the country?
- How do all these trends look in light of the new administration in Washington?
High school should be a launching pad to a meaningful life. Instead, this rite of passage is often a missed opportunity filled with apathy, purposelessness, and anxiety. The three words most frequently used by students in the United States to describe their high school experience are “tired,” “stressed,” and “bored.” This is largely because US high schools are unengaging and based on a hundred-year-old model designed for a different era. With the rise of automation, increased technological resources, and more radical experiments being explored in today’s education landscape, American high schools need more scientific approaches to redesigning curricula. Join our expert panelists in this webinar! Patrick Cook-Deegan is a lecturer at Stanford’s d.school and the founder of Project Wayfinder—a program designed to help students discover purpose and become meaning-makers. And Bob Lenz is the executive director of the Buck Institute, a leading project-based learning organization, and the founder of Envision schools—a network of innovative high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area.
The audience will be encouraged to ask the speakers questions during the webinar to explore this topic further.
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Patrick Cook-Deegan is a lecturer at Stanford's d.school and the founder of Project Wayfinder - a program designed to help students discover purpose and become meaning-makers. He has spoken at more than 100 high schools and universities and written on mindfulness, purpose education, and high school innovation for the Stanford Social Innovation Review, Edutopia, and UC Berkeley’s Greater Good. Previously, Patrick was the West Coast Director of the Inward Bound Mindfulness Education program, where he taught mindfulness class at public and private schools and helped launch Inward Bound’s first wilderness-based retreats. He is a long-time adolescent educator and has launched or grown a number of innovative youth programs over the past decade, including Back to Earth, Inward Bound Mindfulness Education, and Brown University’s Social Innovation Initiative, as well as a travel abroad program for low-income high school students. He has also taught at public, private, alternative, and charter high schools. He has been featured in the Washington Post, Sunday Boston Globe, Radio Free Asia, ABC News, and NPR.
Lecturer, Stanford University's d.school
Bob Lenz is the Executive Director of the Buck Institute, a leading project-based learning organization and the founder of Envision schools - a network of innovative high schools in the San Francisco Bay Area. Bob has also launched Envision Learning Partners, which works with school districts and networks to adopt Envision Schools’ College and Career Ready Student Performance Assessment System. Bob is recognized nationally as a leader in high school redesign, project-based learning, 21st Century Skills education and performance assessment. His work, including his recent publication of Transforming Schools: Using Project-based Learning, Performance Assessment and the Common Core Standards with Jossey-Bass Wiley, has led to the William and Flora Hewlett Foundation recognizing him as a Senior Deeper Learning Fellow. Previously, BOB founded Academy X, an award-winning leadership and humanities program at Sir Francis Drake High School in San Anselmo, California. In 2000, the school was featured ion the cover of U.S. News & World Report as an example of successful high school reform. Bob earned a master’s degree in education from San Francisco State University.
Executive Director, Buck Institute
David V. Johnson
David V. Johnson is senior editor of Stanford Social Innovation Review. He is a former philosophy professor turned journalist with more than a decade of experience as an editor and writer. Previously, he was senior opinion editor at Al Jazeera America, where he edited the op-ed section of the news channel’s website. Earlier in his career, he served as online editor at Boston Review and research editor at San Francisco magazine the year it won a National Magazine Award for general excellence. He has written for The New York Times, USA Today, The New Republic, Bookforum, Aeon, Dissent and The Baffler, among other publications. He has taught at Stanford University, the University of Michigan, and the University of Maryland, Baltimore County (UMBC). David earned a Ph.D. in philosophy from Stanford University, a master’s degree in journalism from Columbia University, a master’s degree in classics from Cambridge University, and a bachelor’s degree in philosophy and history from the University of California, Berkeley. He lives in Berkeley, Calif.
Senior Editor, Stanford Social Innovation Review