Shawn Rubin, Chief Education Officer, and Cathy Sanford, Director of Research and Development, both from the Highlander Institute, talk about their new book, Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change.
This is the fourth of a multi-part series about the book. In this episode, Shawn and Cathy talk about the importance of change agents as human capital, and the key for the framework.
01:45 The importance of the lead change agent and why it has been the key to the framework
01:50 Lead change agent as the heart and center of an initiative; who the right person is for the job
03:09 The lead change agent just really has to passionately believe that there needs to be a new vision for teaching and learning within their context.
04:14 A lead agent has to have charisma
05:16 Anybody can be a lead change agent
07:40 Example of a FUSE fellow and a problem they’re trying to solve
08:04 Leveraging playlists when Youtube isn’t accessible in the school
09:01 Symbiotic relationship between school leadership and teacher in solving a problem; then it becomes a much more rapid development in addressing future problems
09:32 FUSE RI program
12:22 Trusting the systems once they’re in place
14:32 Relationship between the lead change agent and the early adopter
Pathways to Personalization: A Framework for School Change
Book Website: http://pathwaystopersonalization.com
Harvard Education Press: http://hepg.org/hep-home/books/pathways-to-personalization