Just after Labor Day, Grant Lichtman started a long drive across country visiting private, public, and charter schools to talk with teachers and school leaders about innovation in education. The Martin Institute for Teaching Excellence is the primary sponsor for Grant's field research excursion. Grant is the author of The Falconer: What We Wish We Had Learned in School and has previously served as CFO of Francis Parker School for the last 11 years. He will return home to San Diego just as the first semester is ending.
Grant will visit about 65 schools on his trip and will spread information about the work of the Martin Institute and Presbyterian Day School everywhere he goes. We have helped him frame questions to use in his many conversations with teachers and school leaders. Some of the areas that he will be looking at are how schools promote innovation, how schools learn, what resources schools are using to inspire innovation, how connected schools are, how schools are inpidualizing learning, and other aspects of innovation in education. We will also be helping him analyze and share his findings at next year's Martin Institute Conference and other venues like the National Association of Independent Schools Annual Conference.
Please follow Grant and tweet him well wishes for a safe and productive trip. Please also consider making some comments on his blog.
Read Grant's posts from his first week on the Education Journey
Day 1: Connect School to the World
Day 2: World As Teacher
Day 3: Innovation in Action at Colorado Academy
Day 4: Self-Evolving Curriculum at Montessori of Denver
Day 4.5: An Amazing Science-Drama Hybrid Pilot at St. Anne’s (Pt I)
Day 5: Bad Car-ma; Send Mojo
Day 5.5: Leadership, Community, and More From Denver Green School
Interlude: Social Era via Nilofer Merchant; Implications for Education