Project Springboard

This collection of videos features pre-recorded and live recorded content from four Project Springboard sessions that took place between April and August 2021. Guest speakers highlighted in the videos cover topics including the concept of a Portrait of a Graduate, advice for schools on engaging with their communities and aligning key priorities, and their experiences on leading and sustaining change in education systems. Speakers include Valerie Greenhill, Ted Dintersmith, Tony Wagner, Pasi Sahlberg, Christina Kishimoto, and Michelle Reid.

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Project Springboard: intro to Portrait of a Graduate with Valerie Greenhill and Ted Dintersmith

Valerie Greenhill from Battelle for Kids and Ted Dintersmith, author and founder of What School Could Be, discuss the concept of a Portrait of a Graduate and how it can help schools set a vision and engage their community around reimagining their learning environments and experiences. Recorded April 2021 for Project Springboard, session 1.

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Project Springboard: clarifying priorities in a Portrait of a Graduate with Tony Wagner

Educator, author and researcher Tony Wagner offers his perspective and recommendations on how to engage communities around a Portrait of a Graduate and how to create alignment between key priorities, assessments, and learning experiences. From session 2 of Project Springboard, recorded May 2021.

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Project Springboard: leading innovation and change in education systems with Christina Kishimoto and Pasi Sahlberg

Finnish educator, researcher and policymaker Pasi Sahlberg and Hawaii’s state superintendent for education Christina Kishimoto share their experiences on leading and sustaining education systems change and innovation in their communities and offer advice for educators and education leaders. From session 3 of Project Springboard, recorded May 2021.

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Project Springboard: leading change in education systems with Michelle Reid

Michelle Reid, Superintendent of Northshore School District in Washington and 2021 Superintendent of the Year, explains her approach to leading systems change in her district and schools, with a focus on creating a more equitable system that serves the needs of all learners. From session 5 of Project Springboard, recorded August 2021.