This year, two pandemics—COVID-19 and systemic racism—are lightning rods that draw attention to long-standing, chronic problems in the education system. As educators face up to these challenges, even though the task is daunting, many are eager to seize the opportunity for positive change.
Yet history has proven time and again that innovations implemented in response to sudden changes in circumstances aren’t guaranteed to last into tomorrow. As it turns out, change comes from deep inside schools’ models, not just the world around them.
Join Christensen Institute researcher Chelsea Waite for an introduction to her research that helps school leaders predict what might happen tomorrow in response to changes they’re making today. By the end of the session, you’ll be able to analyze your own school model, determine where desired changes are likely to run into roadblocks, and identify steps to increase the likelihood that positive changes persist.