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Building School 2.0: How to Create the Schools We Need

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Saturday, December 5, 9:00–9:45 am PST (Pacific Standard Time)

Chris Lehmann  
Examine pedagogical and technological tools that can be used to create a culture of innovation in schools. How can we create constructivist curriculum that allows students to access their own agency? How can we use collaborative tools to create schoolwide strategies that create modern learning for all?

Audience: Coaches, Teachers, Principals/head teachers
Skill level: Intermediate
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Smartphone: Windows, Android, iOS
Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Leadership
Grade level: 6-12
ISTE Standards: For Coaches:
Visionary Leadership
  • Contribute to the development, communication and implementation of a shared vision for the comprehensive use of technology to support a digital age education for all students.
For Educators:
  • Use collaborative tools to expand students' authentic, real-world learning experiences by engaging virtually with experts, teams and students, locally and globally.
For Education Leaders:
Empowering Leader
  • Inspire a culture of innovation and collaboration that allows the time and space to explore and experiment with digital tools.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation, Session recorded for video-on-demand

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

Participants in this workshop will be able to examine the systems and structures that support inquiry-driven, project-based learning as a school-wide practice. What are the teacher practices, professional development strategies, and school-wide systems and structures that can facilitate school-wide adoption?

Lessons learned from the development from the development of the Science Leadership Academy Schools in Philadelphia, PA will form the backbone of the conversation.


20 minutes - focus on overview of project-based learning as an instructional practice. Interactive conversation allowing participants to experience core practices of inquiry-driven project-based learning.

30 minutes - examination of school-level levers of change to bring inquiry-driven project-based learning to scale in a school in a workshop format that allows participants to consider these levers in the context of their schools and districts.

10 minutes - Q&A

Supporting research

Building School 2.0: How to Create the Schools We Need - Chris Lehmann and Zac Chase

Authentic Learning in the Digital Age: Engaging Students Through Inquiry - Larissa Pahomov

Deeper Learning: How Eight Innovative Public Schools Are Transforming Education in the Twenty-First Century - Monica Martinez and Dennis McGrath

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Chris Lehmann, Science Leadership Academy Schools

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