Designing and Implementing 21st Century Secondary Schools

Monday, July 19, 2004
Bentley College

9:00 a.m. –  4:00 p.m.

Bob Pearlman -- Director of Strategic Planning, New Technology Foundation
Kathi Mullin -- Special Asst. to the Supt. for High School Renewal, Boston Public Schools
Joe Battaglia -- New Schools Coach, The MET, and Big Picture Online Administrator
Karen Hartke – Former Coordinator, National Small Schools Campaign
Sue McCann -- Project Manager, Office of High School Renewal, Boston Public Schools

Schedule (Times are approximate)

9:00     The School I’d Like….

9:45     Design Example 1: The Met (Joe Battaglia)

Followed by discussion:

1.      What are the school’s Design Criteria, Design Principles, and Design Elements?

2.      How does the school’s physical facility support the educational design?

3.      What technologies and technology applications most support the school’s educational design?

10:30   Design Example 2: Napa New Technology High School (Bob Pearlman)

Followed by same discussion questions as above.

11:15   Driving District Reform: Converting Large High Schools into Small, Autonomous Schools (Kathi Mullin)

12:00   Formation of Design Teams: The Alan November Memorial New Secondary School Competition

12:30   Working Lunch

2:00     Design team Presentations

3:00     Implementing Innovative Schools (Bob. Kathi, Joe, Karen)