Hopefully you’re well rested after spring break and are ready for the next leg of our journey together.
3 … 2 … 1 … blast off!!!
Welcome to the future, where we will spend the next 6 weeks thinking and storytelling about the many possible futures of education. At the end of these weeks, you’ll have created a digital story that communicates a future education scenario out of your own imagination, and you’ll have collaborated on all your peers’ stories.
To structure our imagining->storytelling, we will use a design process from Mitchel Resnick and his team, nabbed from his book Lifelong Kindergarten: Cultivating Creativity Through Projects, Passion, Peers, and Play. It goes like this:
We’ll start with the first “Imagine” and loop around, week by week, until we return in week 6 to imagining again. Note that in the image above, the thought bubbles are emanating from a central … emptiness. YOU are the emptiness — or rather, the opposite of it! Each of us is full of expertise in education — as teachers, learners , advocates, and more. Our future education stories will draw on this expertise, our imaginations, and some collaborative online research.
Buckle up and when you’re ready … BLAST OFF!
Future 1: Imagine
Future 2: Create
Future 3: Play
Future 4: Share
Future 5: Reflect