What is Change School?
Change School is an online coaching and community experience for educational leaders like you who are serious about reimagining your school and your personal practice to reflect the realities of the fast changing, networked world. Change School was founded and designed by long-time educators Bruce Dixon, Will Richardson, Melissa Emler, and Lyn Hilt.
In addition to asynchronous discussions around "explorations" in our online community, participants learn through weekly live Zoom discussion sessions, curated resources, personal coaching sessions, and small group projects. Online sessions will be held at times that maximize the potential for live discussion with participants, but Change School can be completed totally asynchronously as all sessions are archived.
Key features of Change School:
- Direct access to internationally respected coaches.
- Lifetime membership in a constantly growing global community of change leaders.
- Over 30+ hours of live coaching/discussion sessions that you can choose to attend.
- Over 25+ "Explorations" you can use to deepen your understanding and planning.
- Creation of a unique "Change Playbook" for moving change forward in your school or district.
- Curated resources
- Personal coaching
- Lifetime access to archived live sessions, asynchronous discussions, and resources.
What is the Change Playbook?
As a participant, you'll create a unique, comprehensive “playbook” for change that will guide the reimagination process in your schools.
We'll help you develop strategies and plans for:
- Sense-making around our emerging realities
- Cultivating a dynamic school culture
- Communicating with parents and community members
- Dealing with perpetual change
- Embracing the future
What is the Change School schedule?
Cohort 12 starts November 2, 2020 and culminates the week of December 7. The last day to enroll is November 1 at 11:59 pm EST. Enroll today!
Below is a schedule of all live sessions. The more sessions you attend, the more you will get out of Change School. Note: All times are EST (US). To convert to your local time zone, use TimeandDate.com.
- Focus sessions: Mondays, 4 pm
- Coaching sessions: Thursdays, 4 pm
Focus sessions are super important. We prepare for the learning of the coming week and reflect on what we've learned so far.
Group coaching sessions are lead by our Change School team and allow you to ask questions, share insights, and get to know your fellow Change Schoolers.
Links to all recordings of sessions are shared in the community.
What is the cost?
The enrollment fee for Change School is $997 (US), and each cohort is open to a limited number of participants. For a greater incentive (and to strengthen your experience by adding more members from your local schools), you can enroll + bring a friend for just $1497 for two participants!
Does it really work?
As with anything else, the impact of Change School on your thinking and practice will depend on your level of commitment and interaction. But if you're asking "Can Change School change me?" the answer is yes:
Eight weeks full of conversations, provocations, and reflections that force you to examine the very core of who you are as an educator while providing the support structures you need to define your next steps in driving modern learning in your schools. Change School has provided a tangible way forward that gives me hope that a fundamental change in how we do school can both actually happen and succeed." ~Jonathan Field, Secondary Principal, United World College, Thailand
Check out testimonials from some of our other participants as well.
How much of my time will this require?
Our alumni report spending anywhere from two to seven or eight hours a week in Change School activities. Again, the time commitment is up to you. We suggest planning on attending the live sessions as much as possible and then spending another two hours consuming the content and responding in the community.
Do I lose access to the community when the workshop ends?
As an alumni of Change School, you will have lifetime access to our online Modern Learners Community (MLC). You may also participate in future cohort activities to reflect on and refine your work.
What technology is required? What technology skills are necessary?
We use Zoom for all video conferencing. It's free for participants and easy to use.
You can use any device to access live sessions and all Change School content.
Tutorials are available regarding access and participation in the community, tuning into Zoom sessions, and other tools as required.
Can I get credit?
Currently, Change School is not affiliated with a credit-granting institution.
Do you offer team discounts?
We do offer team pricing. Bring 5 or more people to Change School, and the investment for each person is just $600.
Do you have a payment plan or accept Purchase Orders?
Yes, we offer both. Our payment plan requires an initial payment of $350 and then 2 additional monthly payments of $330. To pay by Purchase Order, please complete the form here.