21st Century Schools:
Embracing & Mastering Change
Join us on Friday, March 29, 2019
Education is facing four existential questions: “why” should we change; “what” will that change look like; “how” will we change; and are our schools on a trajectory to intersect a future that is less knowable than it ever has been in the past. Over the last four years, Grant Lichtman has visited and worked with more than 150 schools and districts, thousands of school stakeholders, and published two books and numerous articles that focus on these big questions. In his keynote, Lichtman will share key pieces of the K-12 landscape today, as well as some potentially inevitable changes in the operating systems of schools in the next 10 to 25 years. He will challenge us to push the horizons of our thinking past the question of “why” schools should change, and on to “how” we all can most effectively lead that change.
Grant Lichtman is an internationally recognized thought leader in the drive to transform K-12 education. He speaks to, writes about and works with fellow educators to build capacity and comfort with innovation in response to a rapidly changing world.

He works with schools and community teams in both public- and independent-school settings, helping them to develop their understanding of emerging trends in education and the futures of their schools. He is the author of three books, “Moving the Rock: Seven Levers WE Can Press to Change Education,” “#EdJourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education” and “The Falconer: What We Wish We Had Learned in School.”

For 15 years Lichtman was a senior administrator at one of the largest and oldest K-12 independent schools in California with responsibilities that included business, finance, operations, technology, development, campus construction and global studies.

Lichtman and his wife, Julie, live in Poway, California.

The symposium is free of charge and open to educators at area schools. Register here.

The symposium is sponsored by the Westminster Teaching Initiative, which was formed in 2010 to enhance teaching and learning at Westminster School by encouraging collaboration and dialogue among faculty members and departments about curriculum and pedagogy. The purpose of the symposium is to widen this circle of sharing and allow teachers from area schools to come together, converse, and learn from one another. For more information, contact Charles Griffith, Director of the Westminster Teaching Initiative, at cgriffith@westminster-school.org or 860-408-3744.


8:15 to 8:45 a.m.
Registration opens

8:45 to 9:45 a.m.
Grant Lichtman
Keynote Address

10:00 to 10:45 a.m.
Session I Presentations

10:50 to 11:35 a.m.
Session II Presentations

11:45 a.m. to 12:30 p.m.
Lunch (Adams Dining Room)

Westminster School

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