Join Bill Latham, co-author of Humanizing the Education Machine: How to Create Schools That Turn Disengaged Kids Into Inspired Learners, for a national discussion on best practices for tackling these challenging issues head-on.
Humanizing the Education Machine
Host: Bill Latham
October 11th 1:00 EST
1:00 – 1:30 – Presentation
1:30 – 1:45 – Q&A
Not familiar with Humanizing the Education Machine? In this video primary author Rex Miller explains some of the challenges we face in schools today, and some of the tough issues addressed in Humanizing the Education Machine.
As a district and school leader thinking about priority strategies to support and create high impact learning environments and instruction, it is important to consider what the research says about the reasons why schools succeed and why so many schools continue to fall behind.
Research shows that:
- 50% of students are at risk and continue to be in spite of many District/State initiatives
- Over 70% of change initiatives fail
- Failing schools continue to fail based on zip code
- 65% of jobs in the future have not been invented yet, but less than 10% of schools are “future ready”
Participants will come away with three critical priority strategies that focus on implementing change in their schools, districts, and communities. All registrants will receive a link to the recorded session after the broadcast.
The first 20 participants receive a complimentary copy of Humanizing the Education Machine.
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We look forward to your participation.
About Bill Latham:
Bill Latham is a leader in the design and implementation of integrated, high impact learning experiences & environments. For more than 15 years, he has consulted with schools, districts, and governmental agencies across the Western Hemisphere on the design, equipping, and implementation of classroom and school environments aligned to critical learning priorities. He and his team have directly served more than 1,000 schools in the United States alone.
Focused on the strong interplay between pedagogy and support spaces, Bill is a leading global advocate for the constant, consistent support of best-practice instruction through living classroom environments. He and his team’s designs have led to measurable increases in basic literacy, collaborative learning, and complexity of student tasks at all grade levels. Mr. Latham is connected with leading global researchers and academics in the field, employing the latest best practice findings as he leads design work for classrooms, school buildings and broader school systems.
Bill is an architect of the Engagement by Design Studio, focused on integration of foundational engagement frameworks, technology, furnishings and space to drive specific learning 21st Century College & Career Readiness outcomes. The approach contemplates the daily alignment and reinforcement of district’s local priorities and leverages engagement at all levels in a learning ecosystem.
Beyond his work with schools and districts directly, Bill is a leader in the development of our current understandings of how space impacts behavior. A founder of the International EdShift Conference and a co-author of the book Humanizing the Education Machine. Mr. Latham works with leading organizations such as AASA, A4LE, and the EdMarket Association to develop deeper understanding of how best to support students and teachers to learn deeply in real-world collaborative spaces. He is an Accredited Learning Environment Planner (ALEP) and works with the Association for Learning Environments in developing and delivering content specific to the integration of pedagogy and space.
Bill is a notable speaker, trainer and consultant on issues related to space design and the integration of instructional practice and learning environments. Schools and districts who have partnered on his designs have received numerous awards and recognitions including Microsoft Global Demonstration Site, LEED Certification, and a Texas Instrument’s global model of implementation.