The Loomis Chaffee faculty held workshops with innovative education expert Grant Lichtman on Thursday, March 28, as part of the school's on-going effort to provide students with a relevant education in a rapidly-changing world, and to promote access, diversity, and inclusion within our community.
The school followed a special schedule for the day to carve out time for teachers to work with Mr. Lichtman, an internationally recognized author, speaker, facilitator, and strategist for school leaders.
In his opening presentation to faculty, Mr. Lichtman said it is imperative for educators to adapt and change in today's volatile, uncertain, complex, and ambiguous world. To deliver a valuable education to students, he said, schools should strive for deeper learning that is dynamic, is student-driven, takes place beyond the classroom, and centers on student-teacher relationships.
Teachers spent the afternoon engaged in a design challenge workshop that Mr. Lichtman conducted in the Pearse Hub for Innovation. Mr. Lichtman also met with faculty members associated with the Kravis Center for Excellence in Teaching during his visit to campus.
Connect to Mr. Lichtman's website to learn more about his books and his work transforming education.