For too long, learning has been equated with gathering content and acquiring vocational skills/competencies. It's time for a new educational model, designed to rekindle the original purpose of education as transformational. It's time to shift the focus of learning from "What am I accomplishing?" to "Who am I becoming?"
Become is a systemic approach to designing learning experiences and environments that cultivate identity, purpose, and growth.
Based on the premise that the purpose of learning is to transform and be transformed...
We can't separate who we are from what we're learning
The deeper the roots, the fuller the tree
The purpose of learning defines the design model
Effective implementation of any model is always mission-driven
... And during each season of transformation, we grow.
As a systemic learning design model, Become is not a canned program. We partner with schools and organizations to co-design and intersect the premise of the model with your mission & core values. We infuse a set of principles, tools, and strategies into all aspects of learning from strategic vision to curriculum & instruction -- while shifting mindsets and deepening professional culture and practice. Become is an integrated learning model that doesn't dismiss, but rather, embraces instilled core values, frames learning through interdisciplinary lenses, and empowers learners to fulfill their purpose, nurture their gifts, and grow into who they were born to become.
Elements of the Become Transformational Learning Design Model:
Research project -- Who Am I Becoming?
Systemic visioning & planning
Designing long-term learning Inclinations
Learning Design Canvas & Palette
Entering into Rest
Fruits of Growth and Transformational Learning
If we want different results, then we need to ask different questions. We are questioning the very core of our educational field -- What is school? What is learning? What is our purpose? Who are we, as learners, as educators, as leaders? We are boldly shifting the education system's quintessential question, from "How am I doing?" to "Who am I, and who am I becoming?"
This is our moment. It's time to rethink the educational system. If you, too, believe the purpose of education is to transform and be transformed, let's talk!
Consider this your invitation. Join us in this seminal conversation... Because if not us, who? And if not now, when?