In this episode, we kick off our Summer Leadership Series with Dr. Justin Bathon, Director of Innovative School Models at the University of Kentucky, who talks about how the UK Next Generation Leadership Academy has evolved to help school districts throughout Kentucky take a bold step toward innovative practice and deeper learning strategies. Bathon also shares insights from his new book, Leadership for Deeper Learning: Facilitating School Innovation and Transformation, and why leaders of Deeper Learning Schools displayed high levels of courage and risk taking to create a direct and intentional visioning process to transform schools. Finally, Bathon announces an exciting new partnership between UK Next Gen and noted author and filmmaker Ted Dintersmith, that includes a What School Could Be Leadership Academy for the 2021-22 school year. Twitter: @JustinBathon. Website: lead.school.
Meet Dr. Justin Bathon
Dr. Justin Bathon is an Associate Professor in the Department of Educational Leadership Studies at the University of Kentucky and serves as the Director of Innovative School Models for the College of Education. He is a co-Director of the Next Generation Leadership Academy at the College and a co-director of the UCEA Center for the Advanced Study of Technology Leadership in Education (CASTLE). Justin works directly with schools and school leaders to reform the systems that support the learner experience in school.
Justin’s research focuses on the underlying code of education and the changes necessitated by the digital, global age. This work looks at the intersections of education, law, and technology and translates research into specific actions for local learning communities. Justin has legal and educational experience at the local, state, national, and international levels including as a high school teacher in southern Illinois. He holds a J.D. from Southern Illinois University and a Ph.D. in Education Policy from Indiana University. He is co-author of Leadership for Deeper Learning: Facilitating School Innovation and Transformation that will be available in July, 2021.
About Dr. Greg Goins
As the Founder/Host of the Reimagine Schools Podcast, Dr. Greg Goins has emerged as one of the nation's leading voices on visionary leadership and the path to transforming our schools. He currently serves as the Director of the Educational Leadership Program at Georgetown College (KY) and previously spent 15 years as a school district superintendent in Illinois. Dr. Goins is a passionate keynote speaker and is available to speak at your next education conference or school PD day. To book Dr. Goins, please send inquiries to firstname.lastname@example.org. Twitter: @DrGregGoins.
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