On Tuesday, October 30, The White Mountain School joined Tilton School and Julie Wilson from the Institute for the Future of Learning, at Boston Public Library to present on and inspire relevant conversation about The Future of Schools.
Julie Wilson is the author of the best-selling book, The Human Side of Changing Education, and the Executive Director of the Institute for the Future of Learning. Julie believes deeply in the notion that our 19th century system of education is no longer equipped to prepare students to thrive in the 21st century, and thus change is of the utmost importance. Julie addressed the audience about why schools like Tilton School and The White Mountain School are changing the way they educate their students. The traditional, institutional way of educating students is not serving them adequately, she explained. Julie spoke to the immense tasks of innovation and adaptability schools must have now and in the future: “Schools today have the enormous task of educating students for an unknown future.”
The evening began with keynote and context-setting remarks from Julie Wilson followed by presentations from Mike Peller (Assistant Head of School for Teaching and Learning at The White Mountain School), Shannon Parker (Director of Innovation and Teaching at Tilton School) and Mike Landroche (Academic Dean at Tilton School). White Mountain and Tilton added to the conversation riveting and compelling examples of how each school has taken bold steps to incorporate into their programming 21st century teaching, learning, and assessment to better serve and prepare students.