Designing the New Secondary Schools

Building Learning Communities Pre-conference Workshop

Apple Computer, Boston

9:00 a.m. –  4:00 p.m.

July 22, 2003

Elliot Washor -- Co-Director of the Big Picture Company
Bob Pearlman —Director of Strategic Planning, New Technology Foundation

Schedule (Times are approximate)

9:00     The School I’d Like….

10:00   Design Example 1: The Met (Elliot Washor)

Followed by discussion:

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

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

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

11:00   Design Example 2: Napa New Technology High School (Bob Pearlman)

Followed by same discussion questions as above.

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 (Elliot, Bob)