Active Agents – Students Owning Their Learning

Chris LehmannScience Leadership Academy (SLA)  is a  progressive one-to-one high school in urban Philadelphia which began as a partnership between the district and the Franklin Institute Science Museum.  The founding principal of the school, Chris Lehmann, shares their inquiry-driven approach to pedagogy and the students’ authoritative practices that led the school in being recognized as one of the most amazing schools in the U.S.


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A Very Different Kind of School

We all need to band together and advocate “for a very different kind of school, dramatically different from the schools we all attended and from the schools envisioned in most ‘school reform.’”  So says Milton Chen, senior fellow and executive director emeritus of the George Lucas Educational Foundation and author of Education Nation: Six Leading Edges of Innovation in Our Schools.  In this episode of Radio TICAL, Milton talks with Michael Simkins about just what that very different kind of school is.

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Learning for Life in Our Times

As global director for the Oracle Education Foundation, Bernie Trilling has been deeply involved in the work of the Partnership for 21st Century Skills.  Together with colleague Charles Fadel, Bernie authored 21st Century Skills: Learning for Life in Our Times, an essential resource that maps the skills needed to survive and thrive in today’s complex and connected world.

In this episode of Radio TICAL, Bernie and Michael visit some of the key ideas from the book as well as some of the story behind how the Partnership came to its ultimate recommendations.

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