Student Agency

My new favorite video:

 

Todd Lash (leading Computational Thinking/Educational technology at Kenwood) has been tweeting some great stuff this past week, and the concepts embedded in his short updates have really excited me about the possibilities of education, even here in Champaign. One retweet highlights an article that explores a pilot project out in Massachusetts where 8 students independently “did” their own school, called “This Is What a Student-Designed School Looks Like“.

 

It is fascinating that we are spending so much time and energy talking about how to spend $100+ million for new/upgraded buildings, but so little effort spent on figuring out what is really best for students.

 

More to come.