In this episode, Ken Kay and Suzie Boss provide insight on their new book, Redefining Student Success: Building a New Vision to Transform Leading, Teaching, and Learning, that provides a North Star to help school districts bring the Portrait of a Graduate concept to life with an emphasis on big conversations around community engagement and teaching kids to become both self-directed learners and creative problem solvers. Kay and Boss also discuss how a backward design approach to deeper learning can not only help identify essential skills for students, but can create a new pathway to building a Profile of an Educator to drive school district orientation and professional development. Click HERE to purchase the book.
Meet Ken Kay
Ken is best known as a co-founder of the 21st century skills movement. He was the founding CEO of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills and EdLeader21. Prior to leading those organizations, he founded the CEO Forum on Education Technology. He has co-authored both the Leader’s Guide to 21st Century Education (Valerie Greenhill) and Redefining Student Success (Suzie Boss). He is a graduate of Oberlin College and the University of Denver College of Law. He is active on social media (Twitter: @kenkay21) and as an education provocateur (kenkay21.com).
Meet Suzie Boss
Suzie Boss is a writer and educational consultant who focuses on the power of teaching and learning to improve lives and transform communities. She is the author of 10 popular books for educators, most recently Project Based Teaching: How to Create Rigorous and Engaging Learning Experiences and Reinventing Project-Based Learning: Your Field Guide to Real-World Projects in the Digital Age, 3rd Ed. She collaborated with award-winning teacher Stephen Ritz to tell his inspiring story about classroom innovation in The Power of a Plant. A regular contributor to Edutopia, PBLWorks National Faculty emeritus, and frequent conference presenter, she consults with schools and nonprofit organizations around the world interested in shifting to a more student-centered, innovative approach to teaching and learning. Active on social media (@suzieboss), she maintains a website at suzieboss.com.
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 email@example.com. Twitter: @DrGregGoins.
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