Dwight Carter is the highly respected principal of New Albany High School, a high school in New Albany, Ohio, that is regularly ranked among the top 100 high schools in the nation. Prior to accepting the position at New Albany High School, he was the principal of Gahanna Lincoln High School, in Gahanna, Ohio, and played a key role in the design of Clark Hall and the implementation of global skills and technology into its curriculum. In 2013 he was named a national Technology Principal of the Year by the National Association of Secondary School Principals (NASSP). He is also an inductee in the Renaissance National Hall of Fame because of his incredible work in developing positive student culture.
Mr. Carter has frequently been a guest speaker at schools and universities and at local, state, and national conferences that deal with Generation Z’s technology usage, staff development, school culture, and other 21st century education topics. He has authored numerous blogs and has written on behalf of NASSP. During his 20-year career, he has also been a high school social studies teacher, a high school assistant principal, and a middle school principal.
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.