four arenas of development
While the following four arenas are sequential, cumulative, and interactive in school design, clients may first wish to focus on one of these arenas as a way to understand and create a strategic plan for all four. These arenas are:
- Ferreting out and challenging assumptions of what “school” means as an educational framework; for example, common assumptions that are not necessarily valid and appropriate include traditional uses of time and facilities, roles of teachers, characteristics of school and district leadership, etc.
- Elevating the power of a school’s learning context:
- Designing or honing elements of a school to empower personalized, inclusive, equitable, and authentic education for all students
- Integrating and aligning all the elements of a school’s learning context under the unifying umbrella of a strong and unique vision and mission; that is, aligning every aspect of a school’s environment to empower both student learning and the culture of learning.
- Crafting a specific whole-school learning lens that creates meaning, common learning vocabulary, and performance outcomes for students. Examples of such lenses include global competency, social justice, agile responsiveness to a changing future, etc.
- Creating improvement and sustainability systems for powerful designs.
Lutz GLOBE services include:
- Professional development for administrators, teachers, and school designers
- Delivery modes include workshops, symposia, and iterative training over time
- School design initiatives
- Support modes include guidance for school framework design, coaching with design thinking processes for school development, and facilitation of collaborative planning groups
- College or university course work on school design and design leadership
- Course content reflects this consultation description