This week has been very informative, but also very overwhelming. There are so many great ideas out there, but knowledge of them is just the first step. The difficult work begins now, in remembering the best of what we saw that we might possibly implement. Educational reform is difficult yet important work. While I ruminate on the best way to delve into each and every experience, here is a complete list of what I was up to during this past week of professional development in San Francisco.

Learning Walks of Area Schools and Businesses

  • Henry M. Gunn High School in Palo Alto, CA walkthrough of robotics and shop facilities and discussion of Gunn Robotics Team
  • Everest Public High School in Redwood City, CA walkthrough and discussion of student personal learning plan (PLP) software
  • d. school at Stanford, CA self-guided tour of the facility
  • Brightworks in San Francisco, CA walkthrough and discussion of the school vision, mission, and approach to teaching and learning
  • Double Robotics in Burlingame, CA walkthrough of facilities and introduction to the capabilities of the Double 2
  • New Technology High School in Napa, CA walkthrough and discussion of school vision, mission, and approach to teaching and learning

National Association of Independent Schools Conference

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