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Workshop: The 21st Century School

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Enroll in “The 21st Century School,” a workshop available for EILA credit in the University of Kentucky College of Education’s new Professional Learning Series. Open to anyone, the series is designed to help you level up your skills in a selection of self-paced and live workshops—all online this summer. SIGN UP NOW HERE.

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Workshop: The 21st Century School

Instructor: Dr. Jared Stallones

Workshop Type: Self-paced, Online

Price: $100

Dates: June 15 -July 24, 2020

Total PD Hours: 30 – EILA Approved

Nearly 2,000 high schools nationwide have adopted a 21st century reform designed to increase graduates’ readiness for college and career. The new format combines Project-Based Learning, authentic assessment, cross-disciplinary planning and instruction, and Work-Based Learning as it restructures the school schedule and relationships among teachers, students, and the larger community. These schools show significant gains over traditional high schools in student attendance, engagement, graduation and college-going, and even in earnings after leaving school. Schools across the country have adopted this reform and are looking for educators who can work in it effectively. The course focuses on the historical and theoretical background of this school reform, the evidence for claims that the reform improves on the traditional high school model, how the reform restructures high school schedules, relationships, and teaching, what students say about learning in this format, and how instruction occurs in this new format. Completion of this course will result in a UK “21st Century Schools” badge.

Instructor Bio

photo of Dr. Jared StallonesJared R. Stallones holds a Ph.D. in Curriculum Studies from the University of Texas at Austin. Following a 20-year career as a teacher and school administrator, Stallones moved into educator preparation. He chaired the Department of Education at California State Polytechnic University, Pomona and served as University Coordinator of Secondary Education there and at California State University, Long Beach, overseeing credential programs across the campus and working with dozens of school districts. He was the founding director of the California State University Collaborative for the Advancement of Linked Learning, a grant-funded initiative to prepare teachers, school counselors, and site administrators for service in college and career readiness reform in California. He currently serves as chair of the Department of Curriculum and Instruction at the UK College of Education, where he works in partnership with local schools to implement Ford NGL college and career readiness reform. Stallones has authored four books and over 65 articles and presentations on education policy, history, and philosophy.