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Acknowledgments About the Author Foreword Introduction The Why, What, and How of Educational Change Overcoming Inertia Where This Book Takes Us Resources for This Book What We Will Not Cover The Goal Is Deeper Learning A Couple of Other Points Let's Roll Chapter One: The Future of School Redesigning the School Operating System Where the Rock Is Going to Roll How Will the Learning Experience Change? How Will Schools Function Differently? How Will Our Mission Shift? Why Is This Future Inevitable? Chapter Two: Lever #1: Create the Demand for Better Schools Creating Demand at the National Level Creating Demand at the School Level Creating Demand in the Community How We Will Press This Lever Chapter Three: Lever #2: Build School-Community Learning Laboratories Designing for the Real World Spreading Student Confidence in the Thinkabit Lab Partnering with a Giant Going to Scale How We Will Press This Lever Chapter Four: Lever #3: Encourage Open Access to Knowledge The Rise of Open Educational Resources The Problems of OER The Huge Benefits of OER Back to Wolfram Alpha: The (Kind of Scary?) Future of Open Knowledge How We Will Press This Lever Chapter Five: Lever #4: Fix How We Measure Student Success and Admit Students to College We Don't Measure What We Value The Health of Our Children The Wrong Results Cracks in the Dam Re-Framing the High School Transcript How We Will Press This Lever Chapter Six: Lever #5: Teach the Teachers What They Really Need to Know The Legacy Problem New Models That Work How We Will Press This Lever Chapter Seven: Lever #6: Connect, Flow, and Re-think "School" Change Requires Connectivity The Nurture of Networks Crossing Curves Welcome to the Cognitosphere: A System of Structured "Flow" Great Learning Is Relational The Stepping Stone: Augmented Reality The Game Changer: Virtual Reality How We Will Press This Lever Chapter Eight: Lever #7: Lead Change from Where You Are What Is Missing Sharing the Leadership Experience Formal Training in Leadership Scaling Up How We Will Press This Lever Chapter Nine: How YOU Will Transform Education Teachers School Site and District Administrators Parents Students Business and Community Leaders Philanthropists and Foundations College and University Presidents, Admissions Officers, and Education and Business School Deans and Faculty The Fourth Estate Chapter Ten: Let's Roll What Is Your Extra Chunky? Springtime in the Desert The Bad, Good, and Great News Finally, Trajectory Valuable and Cited Websites Bibliography Index

About the Author

GRANT LICHTMAN is a globally recognized thought leader in the drive to transform K-12 education. He is the author of #EdJourney: A Roadmap to the Future of Education, and The Falconer: What We Wish We Had Learned in School. Grant shares resources, articles, connections with other schools and innovative programs, and his blog, "The Future of K-12 Education," at

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