Monday, November 29, 2010

Tuesday Live in Elluminate with Phillip Schlechty - Leading for Learning

Join me Tuesday, November 30th, for a live and interactive FutureofEducation.com webinar with Phillip Schlechty, author of Leading for Learning: How to Transform Schools into Learning Organizations.  "Leading for Learning offers educators the framework, tools, and processes they need to transform their schools from bureaucracies into dynamic learning organizations. Schlechty explains how to move beyond some of the deeply ingrained and negative conceptions of schooling that guide so much of their practice. He shows educators how they can take advantage of new learning technologies by increasing their organization's capacity to support continuous innovation." (From the book's back cover.)

Date: Tuesday, November 30th, 2010
Time: 5pm Pacific / 8pm Eastern / 12am (next day) GMT (international times here)
Duration: 1 hour
Location: In Elluminate. Log in at http://tr.im/futureofed. The Elluminate room will be open up to 30 minutes before the event if you want to come in early. To make sure that your computer is configured for Elluminate, please visit http://www.elluminate.com/support. Recordings of the session will be posted within a day of the event at the event page.
Event and Recording Pagehttp://www.learncentral.org/node/122522

From the Schlecty Center:  Phil Schlechty comes out of a background as fundamental as an Ohio farm and as lofty as The Ohio State University. He is an exceptional speaker, thinker, writer, and leader. He has deep, abiding passions for equity, excellence, the public schools, and American democracy—reading any of his books makes this clear.

Phil is a synthesizer and connector. He has often said that he "stands on the shoulders of giants," to whom he owes a great debt—thinkers and writers in the fields of history, sociology, education, and business, primarily. His unique talent lies in the ability to draw upon such diverse sources of inspiration and to develop coherence among them around issues of kids, schools, communities, and leadership.

Phil is a skillful, entrepreneurial leader. At the Schlechty Center he has assembled an energetic group of talented professionals, challenged them to develop their unique talents in building the organization and serving its customers, and then supported them aggressively in their work.

Phil is a storyteller, and his stories (often quite funny) are usually metaphorical, linked to some important point about why, and how, schools might be transformed. He bridges disciplines, cultures, and points of view—comfortably and with keen insight. He teaches us all how to do that. He leads by example, and by asking "what if…?" questions.

A state legislator once said to him, "Son, you have a way of being able to get the hay down to the ponies." That's Phil. You'd like to get to know him.

Phil is up and writing every morning around 4:30, same time as when he got up to milk the cows before school—that's when and how he thinks best.

He wouldn't have written this, however—too self-congratulatory. It was written by appreciative staff.

Leading for Learning: How to Transform Schools into Learning Organizations
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