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What Have We Learned? The Purpose of School in the New Normal

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Participate and share : Interactive lecture

Chris Lehmann  
Two disrupted school years. Dozens of new models attempted. Students, educators, parents all thrown into a school life they didn't choose and they didn't plan for. What did we learn? What do we come out with on the other side of this? How do we figure out the new normal?

Audience: Principals/head teachers, Teachers, Teacher education/higher ed faculty
Skill level: Beginner
Attendee devices: Devices useful
Attendee device specification: Laptop: Chromebook, Mac, PC
Tablet: Android, iOS, Windows
Topic: Instructional design & delivery
Grade level: 6-12
ISTE Standards: For Education Leaders:
Systems Designer
  • Lead teams to collaboratively establish robust infrastructure and systems needed to implement the strategic plan.
Connected Learner
  • Develop the skills needed to lead and navigate change, advance systems and promote a mindset of continuous improvement for how technology can improve learning.
For Educators:
  • Set professional learning goals to explore and apply pedagogical approaches made possible by technology and reflect on their effectiveness.
Additional detail: ISTE author presentation

Proposal summary

Purpose & objective

The purpose of this session is to create space for community reflection and learning so that we can marry the best lessons we have learned about ourselves and our schools during the past two school years into the 2021-2022 school year.

The goal for the session is for participants to walk away from this session with a clear vision of their classroom or school moving forward that takes the best of what we knew before the pandemic with the lessons we learned during it to reimagine our schools for a new era.


10 minutes: Statement of purpose and values.
10 minutes: Sharing of challenges
10 minutes: Sharing of positive lessons
20 minutes: Consideration of praxis
10 minutes: Wrap-up

All of this will be done in a collaborative lecture format with frequent break-outs and table-talks.

Supporting research

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

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Chris Lehmann, Science Leadership Academy Schools

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