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Teaching Leaders to Critically Think: Lessons from the Classroom to the Boardroom

  • Tuesday, February 10, 2015
  • 11:30 AM - 1:00 PM
  • Harrison High School, Zalman Center, 2755 Janitell Road, Colorado Springs, CO 80906


  • The cost of this event is covered by the inclusive membership.

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Teaching Leaders to Critically Think:

Lessons from the Classroom to the Boardroom 

February’s luncheon is a return to Harrison High School’s 21st Century Program, and features a very special set of guest speakers: the students themselves. Back in November, we heard from Department Chair Rick Freehling, who overviewed the innovative program which has revolutionized the way students are taught with critical thinking as the cornerstone, which is used interdisciplinary with all other courses.

After this session, the students were placed in small groups and given an assignment to prepare a short presentation on how to use this same approach in the business world. Part of the preparation included visits from ATD members, who volunteered time in the classroom to help student better understand the types of problems business leaders face and what gets in the way of sound decision making. Each small group will have an opportunity to present out to attendees at the luncheon with an award going to the top presentation – as selected by our attendees.

This partnership with Harrison High School is one of the ways our membership supports our local community and we are hoping for an excellent turn out, so please consider attending and bring a guest or two who might benefit from the topic. Additionally, we are putting together “swag bags” for all the students as a “thank you” for their hard work and sharing of their insight, including items collected from our members. So if you have a donation – say, a promotional item your company gives out – please contact Jen at jen.huey@franklincovey.com, who is coordinating the creation of the bags.

This session offers a unique opportunity to:

  • See how the next generation of learning is being taught to critically think
  • Talk directly to those learners about their experience in this unique program
  • Hear ideas from teens about how to translate how they learn to your training programs
  • Give back to our community by visiting the classroom and sharing your experiences

Additionally, you’ll be joined at lunch by students from the program, so you can speak directly to them regarding their learning experience. The 21st Century is a true implementation of educational reform. A variety of non-traditional methods and disciplines enable students to prepare for interaction in the real world through a variety of problem-solving and decision-making techniques. Many districts across the country visited the program to model their approach to true educational reform after its structure and outcomes.

Lunch will be served and included in the cost of this event.

Social Media conversation tags: #education, #workforceLearning, #21stCenturyLearner



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