Dear Headteacher

Please find below
1. Information on a new book about the future of learning.
2. Information on a one-day introductory course in project based learning for teachers and school leaders

1. OPEN: How We'll Work, Live and Learn in the Future

OPEN - coverAmazon best-selling author David Price's new book OPEN: How We'll Work, Live and Learn in the Future, is a must-read for school leaders and senior management. Identifying the societal shifts which demand that organisations – and especially schools – become more 'open', Price shares the secrets that the world's best schools already know.

The book is packed with practical advice, and inspiring examples of OPEN. Since its publication, many schools are now working with Price in radically shifting their focus and strategy to embrace the challenges outlined in the book.

David Price is a Senior Associate with the Innovation Unit and works around the world with schools that have become outstanding through their determination to fully engage their students.

Buy the ebook now on Amazon at 50% discount until 15 March

Here are some reviews of the book:

“This is an inspirational book about the potential of learning. I have found no more powerful critique of the backward view of current education policy, combined with an exciting look into what is possible and what organisations at the forefront of education are doing. Be inspired, I certainly was.”
Henry Stewart, Co-Founder, Local Schools Network

“In a time where many of those involved education in the UK are distracted by the 'my way is better than your way' debates, OPEN reminds us of the learners that should be at the heart of any education approach but that are too often forgotten. The book exemplifies not just the way people learn when allowed the space, choice and freedom to do so but also places that in the context of what 21st century learners will need in this changing world. This is a must-read for anyone in education.”
Anna Gower, Teacher

This is a great book. It is very well written - easy to read, funny and hard to put down. As an academic who works in education I found its fundamental argument about how people learn entirely convincing. New technologies have the potential to improve the way we teach drastically. But they can only do this if those of us who teach think afresh about what it is we are trying to do and how we should do it.”
Professor Michael J Reiss, Institute of Education, University of London.

 “It spoke to my radical soul - as a teacher, leader, parent and citizen. I loved its humour, its humanity and above all the way it challenged my thinking in a practical, motivational way. It made me want to do stuff - changing the world stuff. I will not stop banging on about this book to my students, friends, colleagues and managers.”
Lou Mycroft, Northern College


2. 'Getting Started With Project-Based Learning’

Educational Arts presents a one-day introductory course for teachers and school leaders.

Where & When:
Morpeth School, Tower Hamlets, London - April 23rd 2014;
Hartsholme Academy, Lincoln - April 25th 2014
Hartsholme Academy and Morpeth School two of the most innovative schools in the UK and have established international reputations for innovative learning.
David Price and Clare Price

Project-Based Learning (PBL) is being introduced as a key teaching approach in schools around the world. The reasons aren’t hard to find: schools are seeing an epidemic of student disengagement and PBL offers a highly engaging way to learn. It also helps students develop the kind of collaborative and self-direction skills demanded by employers.
In partnership with the Innovation Unit, Educational Arts now offers an introduction to REAL projects (Rigorous, Engaging, Authentic Learning), based upon the best practices of the PBL experts we’ve closely worked with: High Tech High, Expeditionary Learning and the Buck Institute.

What to expect:
The best way to understand PBL is to experience it from the learner’s perspective. This course takes participants through the key stages of planning and executing projects. In addition to gaining a thorough understanding of what’s involved in switching to PBL, participants will also take away important tools and planning guides.

For more information, click HERE

To book a place, click HERE for Lincoln (April 25th) or HERE for London (April 23rd)

Crux Publishing