Mark White is a school leader, author, and consultant. He is the former Director of Education and Outreach at Mindset Digital, where he studied training in Fortune 500 firms, and the Academic Principal of the Beijing National Day School, where he led a staff of 72 educators from 14 different nations in one of China’s finest high schools.
Prior to these positions, he was the superintendent of the Gahanna-Jefferson Public Schools in Gahanna, Ohio, where he led the district to the state’s highest academic ranking and helped design Clark Hall, an innovative high school building selected by Scholastic as the Best in Tech 2012 because of its innovative use of space, technology, and a global skills based curriculum.
Mr. White has also served on two national language arts committees, been a consultant to the SAT and ACT, and he has spoken at state and national conferences and a number of universities in Ohio.
He is a former high school principal and English teacher.
Transformed Learning Spaces Begin with Transformed Thought
For two decades, educators have been told to incorporate skills for the global economy, adapt to diverse learning styles, and employ technology. This requires changing our thinking spaces and our physical spaces. How can or should they change to keep pace with and reflect 21st Century teaching models?
In What’s in Your Space?, Mark White and Dwight Carter, the group behind one of America’s most recognized school redesign projects walks you through the process of designing both “thinking” and “learning” spaces to accommodate today’s rigorous learning models. Throughout this book, educators will reflect upon their craft and role in 21st Century education, understand the nuances of teaching Generation Z, discover design principles to help establish tech-embedded learning environments, and collaborate with other educators to craft a scalable plan for redesigning learning spaces.
As we shift our thinking, it follows that the spaces in which we work and learn will also be transformed. Discover how to do it well.