Purpose of this course
1. To provide remarkable information to anyone who wants to receive it.
2. To pass on what we know about:
making free websites (so you can teach others to use wordpress.com and sites google and the google suite of programs)
learning through projects and problems
transformation of schools
use of quotations to alter mindsets
biology of the brain and learning
3. To make sure that the following books are carried in the heads of other people, just in case we go down in an airplane.
(see the list of links)
4. To push forward "school redesign" or "school transformation" or "systemic change"
Measurement of Success
(a) By the end of the course, you will have given at least one suggestion from the works of people mentioned in this course .. and sic months from now someone will ask you to state at least one thing that you learned from the course -- and hyou will produce a statement like, "Dennis Littky recommends that teenagers should be asked to produce a 30- or 50-page autobiography magazine or 20-minute video, based on interviews with parents and other relatives." This course will be a success if you can transfer skills and information to long term memory.
(b) You will have a digital portfolio that you can look up the answer to (a) above.
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Principles guiding this course
This is a mixture of general principles and specific procedures that come from those principles.