All Together Now
How to Engage Your Stakeholders in Reimagining School
Foreword by Ken Kay
A framework to reimagine schools for the 21st century
Education is evolving rapidly. To sustain change, school communities need broad support for shifts in teaching and learning that promise better outcomes for learners. This requires collaborative inquiry and hard conversations involving everyone with a stake in student success. Designed to promote and provoke conversations inside and outside schools, All Together Now will inspire educators and fellow stakeholders to embark on the challenging work ahead.
Readers will find a clear, four-part framework that will help them navigate the journey by understanding
- Why they should build common understanding about change
- How to move from vision to reality
- The What-ifs of troubleshooting strategies
- The power of The Future Story to move forward with optimism
With compelling examples from schools on the leading edge of change, this practical guide will take readers from talking about the future of learning to realizing their community’s vision.
"School innovation is a subject that should concern all of us - students, educators, parents, community members. Suzie Boss has created a wonderful guide for all of us to think deeply, reflect critically, and act decisively to make schools better for all of us who need them."
Chris Lehmann, Founding Principal and Author of Building School 2.0
Science Leadership Academy
"This is a clear blueprint for real change in modern schools. A variety of frameworks including PBL, design thinking, making, student leadership, and parent empowerment are illustrated with examples from real schools and stellar advice from educators. Educators on the road to remaking their schools into better learning spaces should take this book with them on the journey."
Sylvia Martinez, co-author of Invent To Learn: Making, Tinkering, and Engineering in the Classroom
"There have been many good books on the case for 21st century learning and schools, but only a rare handful on how to engage your stakeholders and community to bring that transformation to your own school or district. Fortunately, education writer and consultant Suzie Boss takes up that challenge and shares the stories of real-world school transformers and school transformations from around the world."
Bob Pearlman, District Consultant
21st Century School, Tucson, AZ