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Thursday, October 5 • 1:00pm - 4:15pm
Packing for the Future: An Exploration of What We Choose to Keep, What We Choose to Leave Behind, and What We Will Finally Be Able to Do

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So often discussions around the future in schools feel as if they propose either a) an unnecessary replacement of all that is valued from the past or b) a never-ending extension to what is already happening, challenging limited resources and energy levels. Neither feels satisfying. Neither inspires confidence. And neither can be proven. Part of the reason for that is that we tend to view change through the lens of “objects” that are either right or wrong in ways we can't predict. Instead, we are better served to view them through the lens of “values” and “verbs” which are ultimately meant to guide future decisions no matter what comes our way. After considering the "Asking the Brave Question" provocation during the keynote, workshop participants will engage in a Stanford d.school-inspired exercise called "Packing for the Future" as a way to align a school's non-negotiable values with its future-oriented aspirations and opportunities. In addition to working collaboratively with other workshop participants, the ultimate goal will be to help individuals consider ways to “hack” the exercise as a facilitator when they return to their schools.

Field of Study: Personal Development - Non-Technical
Learning Objective: Attendees will return to their school ready to use what they learn in this worshop exercise to align their school's core values with their future opportunities for change.

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Christian Long

Founding Partner, WONDER, By Design
Christian Long is an educator, designer, school planner, plausible futures dabbler, and an unapologetic advocate for wonder and curiosity as the root of all learning worth doing. Christian is the co-founder of WONDER, By Design: A Learning and Design Expedition, a collaborative multi-disciplined... Read More →

Thursday October 5, 2017 1:00pm - 4:15pm EDT
Astor I & II

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