education Services

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:

  1. 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.

  2. 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.
  1. 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.

  2. Creating improvement and sustainability systems for powerful designs.

Lutz GLOBE services include:

  1. Professional development for administrators, teachers, and school designers
    • Delivery modes include workshops, symposia, and iterative training over time
  1. 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
  1. College or university course work on school design and design leadership
    • Course content reflects this consultation description

Lutz GLOBE clients include:

  • New school design teams
  • District and school system leaders
  • School administrators and leadership teams
  • Parent and community constituencies
  • University and college schools of education
  • Education policy leaders and developers