ATLIS Reads Fall Launch

ATLIS Reads is a community of thought readers who lead technology in the independent schools. In this post Kwaku Aning, Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking at San Diego Jewish School, CA, previews his conversation about Post Corona by Scott Galloway slated as our first ATLIS Reads event of the year on September 29. This year's conversations are centered around the theme of "Rethinking What Matters" using Post Corona in tandem with 9 BIG Questions Schools Must Answer to Avoid Going "Back to Normal" (*Because Normal Wasn't that Great to Begin With  from The BIG Questions Institute as a basis for thinking deeply about the schools we serve.  [15-minute read]

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Guest Blogger: Kwaku Aning, Director of the Center for Innovation and Entrepreneurial Thinking at San Diego Jewish School, CA

I’m really excited to discuss Post Corona and how it can inspire all of us to help our schools to innovate during these uncertain times.  In re-reading this book, I have realized it would be better if we focused our first conversations on

  • Chapter 1: COVID & the Culling
  • Chapter4: Higher Education 

Chapter 1 creates a context for COVID from a business perspective, and although it is sometimes hard for us to reconcile, all of our schools are businesses alongside being educational institutions. As you read this chapter, it would be great if all of you focused on: 

  • What dispersion looks like in education and how we can help our schools adopt practices in response to this?  
  • How does the transition from the brand age to the product age affect independent schools? 
  • How can we borrow from the examples of companies like Uber and Airbnb to make our schools more effective?

Chapter 4 takes a closer look at higher education and how the pandemic has exposed some of the weaknesses of this “business model.” Additionally this chapter talks about how the pandemic has created opportunity for growth through innovation. I look forward to discussing the following questions with all of you: 

  • How is the K-12 space ripe for disruption as a result of COVID?
  • Do large endowments foster or stifle innovation within independent schools?
  • What are the disruptive forces in K-12 education, and do they scale?

I can’t wait to dig into these topics with all of you! 


 More information about ATLIS Reads

Register for ATLIS Reads -- if you have never attended one of our ATLIS reads discussions in the past, we ask that you register once to receive an invitation to all future ATLIS Reads events.

Join the "slow read" discussion of these two books by following and engaging with us on Twitter at #ATLISReads and by taking part in our discussions on the ATLIS Access Points community portal.

ATLIS Reads Schedule

September 29, 3:00 pm Eastern
Conversation Leader: Kwaku Aning

Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity by Scott Galloway

  • Chapter 1: COVID & the Culling
  • Chapter4: Higher Education

9 BIG Questions Schools Must Answer to Avoid Going "Back to Normal" (*Because Normal Wasn't that Great to Begin With

  • Q4 Why do we ____?
  • Q5 Who is unheard?
  • Q6 Are we literate?

January 26, 300 pm Eastern
Conversation Leader: Holly Gerla

Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity by Scott Galloway
  • Chapter 2: The Four
  • Chapter 3: Other Disruptors
  • Q7 Are We OK?
  • Q8 Are We Connected?
  • Q9: What’s Next? (references Post Corona in its resources specifically)

Looking Forward
March 23, 3 pm Eastern

Conversation Leader: Suzannah Calvery

Post Corona: From Crisis to Opportunity by Scott Galloway
  • Chapter 5: The Commonwealth
9 BIG Questions Schools Must Answer to Avoid Going "Back to Normal" (*Because Normal Wasn't that Great to Begin With) from The Big Questions Institute
  • Looking Forward
Planning for our Summer 2022 Slow Read

 

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