On 19 and 20 July, I will be participating with 4-5 others at the "centre table" in this Global Virtual Roundtable (8.00 to 10.30am NZT) - an event from the Teach for All Global Learning Lab. In New Zealand the Teach for All partner organisation is Ako Mātātupu/Teach First NZ. Read more about this event below:
A Pair of Challenging Questions
"Across the Teach For All network, our partner organizations in 45 countries work with
students served by education systems that were designed for different purposes, futures, and children. We aspire to develop collective leadership to challenge and change those systems to unleash all children’s potential as leaders of a better future for themselves and all of us. We are finding people across and beyond our network are wrestling with two interrelated questions that arise from that aspiration:
- What broader student outcomes should be pursued with and for students, and why?
- How do we best support students to grow toward those broader outcomes?"
The Roundtable format is described by Teach for All in this way:
"Imagine a lively video-conference debate/wrangle, stoked with instant survey data from participants, virtual visits to classrooms, challenges from students, etc. We would have you and a few other global visionaries with divergent perspectives at the “center table” of the experience, and participants would work to distill actionable insights from your debates with each other.
So imagine a virtual “fishbowl” style learning experience, where you are having an indepth discussion with a few other people, but dozens of other people are watching and challenging that conversation at key times."