Philip B. Crosby wrote in Quality Is Free, “It is not possible to know what you need to learn,” (p. 154).
In Midlothian ISD, we frame Crosby’s point with a question, “How do you know what you don’t know?”
That question fits well with the District’s vision: Striving To Be The Leading Learning Organization in the Nation; and it is a guide as we seek knowledge and understanding in these areas:
Blended Learning and Augmented Reality in the K-12 Education Setting;
The Face of Individualization in Schools;
Technology in 21st Century Learning Environments;
Sustaining and Disruptive Innovations in Education; and
Designs (Physical and Learning) of Schools of the Future
MISD’s 2014-15 leaning journey involves many learning paths that include reading, research, collegial dialogue, off-site visits and conversations.
Findings will be implemented in the 2015-16 school year when each campus principal will take one aspect of what was learned and tailor it to his/her school.
Learning journeys are exciting especially when they begin with the humbling admission that, “It is impossible to know what you need to learn,” (previously quoted).
So, how do you know what you don’t know?