Have a theoretical idea, teaching method, philosophy, etc., that could radically change the way classes are being taught in schools? Wondering if there is a way to spread your concept in a consistent manner in schools around the world? What if I told you that it would absolutely be possible to do so through the use of an Educational Framework and its accompanying planners? Interested in learning how your vision can be realized? Read on!
The first step in the process is being able to clearly articulate your vision – what you hope to achieve, the reasons why it will work, the benefits for staff and students, and to offer concrete examples proving your idea is correct, etc. Your vision needs to be crystal clear and concise.
Once you are certain of your idea, the next step is to design the Educational Framework to support it. When designing the framework, you will need to consider how you see it fitting into a school’s existing model – are you wanting to implement a whole new curriculum (think International Baccalaureate or International Primary Curriculum), or are you wanting to implement your idea as an add-on to what a school has in place regardless of curriculums or programs being offered, as in the Lego Model below:
Either scenario will work, but it really depends on how you foresee what you are offering being put into place. From there you can begin designing your Educational Framework, the structure and foundation that will ensure consistency in the way your vision is implemented in each and every school around the world. The framework you create needs to be tight; that being said, each school is unique and you will need to allow for slight variances in your model.
Designing the planners is the next step, and in order to accommodate the varying needs of schools, different tools must be created. What will the mainstream teacher planners look like? The specialist planners? Learning Support? Are student planners needed? What about planners for split-level or multi-level classes? Planners for reflection and goal setting? Will you connect your planners using the Jigsaw Method or the Symbiotic Method? Or will you use a combination of both? As much as possible, you will need to pre-emptively imagine all the different scenarios that may be present within a school and accommodate them. You will not only need to provide planners, but also suggestions as to how to modify each one in order to encourage professional growth and meet varying changes within a school’s needs.
Upon completing the planners, you will need think about how you will be presenting your framework and planners to schools – a book, handbooks, manuals, in-house support, online courses …? What will be the best method or methods to do so?
Once the groundwork has all been done, your next step is to think about how each school implementing your vision can connect and share ideas. Will you create a teaching and learning space such as Pinterest for educators to share ideas? Will you use social media as a way of joining everyone? A website or a blog? There are so many possibilities in today’s day and age!
Upon launching your vision, you will essentially be building a web of interconnected schools across the world – schools will filter ideas into districts until a cohesive and unified global connection is formed, as shown below:
Are you ready to launch a revolutionizing idea and change the face of education? We can support and assist you in designing and implementing your Educational Framework and accompanying individualized planners!
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