Open Way Learning offers an exciting avenue to transform schooling through leveraging the power of open communities. Inspired by the Open Source Way that has led to tremendous breakthroughs in software, Open Way Learning encourages educators to create, tweak, and share best practices to help education keep pace with a rapidly changing economy, society, and environment.Get in Touch
Would you rather people saw you as open or closed minded? The answer should be obvious. Why is it then that we tend to allow our legacy systems in education to be closed, when they clearly don't enable the same level of performance as open ones. This phenomena is well-established in education, where many educators tend towards isolation, in-fighting, and hoarding resources from each other. Meanwhile, students often have lack a clarity of purpose in terms of how what they are working on relates to things they care about in the wider world. Stuck inside an unengaging status quo, many students see "doing school" as irrelevant to their interests and ambitions. This book is the antidote to this closure: from the classroom to system-wide policy. It is a call-to-action for educators who want to become relentless collaborators networked with professionals in and outside the school. They are then poised to quicken the pace of innovation through accessing the endless supply of free knowledge available to them. This is the definitive resource on how to create an “Open Way Learning” ecosystem in your school, district, or region.
"It is vital that we create meaningful ways to give our best teachers a voice to impact school level and district level decisions that are happening. Not only does Open Up!, Education create a better strategy to address challenges, it creates more buy-in and engagement which always produce better results.”
“When we actively share models of teaching and learning as ‘open,’ our ideas become scalable through replicability and adaptability. We share new ideas with others, excite them to iterate upon what we’ve created, receive feedback indirect and indirect ways, and hone our own thinking and communication to be better teachers and learners. ”
"’Open Way Learning’ offers an intriguing solution set to the unique challenges of the 21st century education system. Grounded in their experiences running a cutting edge academic program at Tri County Early College, Ben and Adam lay out an easily accessible playbook for anyone interested in transforming their classroom."
“Every teacher and school leader should read this book! Open Up, Education! gives them the resources, research and steps to change schools to meet students where they are and give them what they need. I love this book and am very excited to share itsideas with my colleagues and district leaders.”