What If the Story Changed?

Presenter: David Jakes
Location: Naperville, Illinois, USA
@djakes

Presentation Title: What If the Story Changed?

Presentation Description: This presentation is about changing the story of what we do, the challenges behind that, and examples of what that change might look like. The presentation is based in a very simple idea I’ve been exploring lately, and one based in rethinking the way in which both individuals and organizations respond to new thinking and new ideas. The presentation will challenge your thinking about traditional perspectives on education, and offer insights on how we might rethink these. I’ll begin with an introduction and then offer a series of vignettes that explore the story of change, all centering on rethinking how we approach the design of new ideas with a very simple approach you can use today. Please join me as I explore changing the story…


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Link to presentation’s supporting documents:
http://jakes.editme.com/changethestory

Additional Information:
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34 Responses to “What If the Story Changed?”

  1. School as silos and containers … good metaphor, David.
    Kevin

  2. Gail Desler says:

    Thank you, David, for this outstanding presentation. In 32 minutes, you’ve helped clarify and justify my thinking on what could and should be happening in our schools – and simple steps to igniting change.

    I hope that as “What If the Story Changed?” goes viral, with teachers, students, administrators, and stakeholders coming together for shared conversations around “what if’s”, schools will be able to reverse the rising tide of community impatience/dissatisfaction with public education.

    With much appreciation for you significant contributions to teaching and learning,

    Gail Desler

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  4. Dave Truss says:

    The part of “WHAT IF?” that I love is just how exciting those questions can be…

    I have been saying that it’s time to shift from what’s possible to what’s possible, and ‘you can’t get there from here’ without the big “What if’s” leading the way. Great presentation David. Thank you!

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