Saturday, July 26, 2014

A rural school redesigns itself, with students and teachers closely in mind

This article about the Lindsay Unified School District  is notable, first because the district understands that test results do not measure profoundly important changes, especially in the first few years after initiatives are put into place--and their leaders are not cowed into thinking otherwise; and secondly because it shows design principles at work.
"Design thinking" is among those buzzwords that are exciting and compelling in relationship to school transformation--at first--and then they get tiresome. Unless the processes and measures they "buzz" about actually work, authentically, respectfully, and from the ground up, to transform a school. 

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