Lee Watanabe Crockett is an author, speaker, designer, inspirational thinker and the creative force behind some of the most exciting transformations in education happening worldwide today. He believes in creating balance in the reality of a digital present and future. As such, he has cultivated skills in Aikido, studied tea ceremony while living in Japan, and studied painting in Florence. He also studies traditional Zen Buddhist music which he performs on a Shakuhachi, the Japanese bamboo flute.
Lee has a curiosity about life and the shared human experience. This curiosity is infectious, as anyone who has heard him speak can tell you. Joyful curiosity is the foundation of his approach to creating vital learning and corporate environments for groups around the world. He is the creative force behind the Solution Fluency Activity Planner—a social network which has created a culture of collaboration for educators around the world to share and source unit plans that align to the structure of a modern learning environment, as outlined in his writing.
In addition to creating digital learning tools for the education sector, Lee has adapted his own corporate experience into a dynamic team-based training model. Lee sees and understands the current of endless exponential change that exists in corporate culture—change which has created paradigm shifts for so many major industries. Lee’s ability to sense trend, identify opportunity and pivot in response to adversity has been invaluable to his clients.
Lee is co-author of Understanding the Digital Generation, The Digital Diet, Living on the Future Edge, and the best-seller, Literacy is not Enough. He continues to work with educators and corporations in several countries, helping them make the shift to regain relevance and establish a culture of excellence.
Setting an agenda for learning requires a clear understanding of the future which is difficult at the best of times. In rapidly changing times the challenge becomes even greater. Future-focused learning is a vision of how we shift our perspective from seaching to define “best practice” to embracing “evolving practice.” Our craft needs to constantly adjust to an expontially uncertain tomorrow. In Future-Focused Learning we will reflect on the 10. Shifts of Practice that form a common language around our continuously evolving pedagogy that allows learners to strive together to find and solve real-world problems that matter.
Today’s students will inherit a legacy of global challenges that we see and read about each day, along with new challenges that we cannot yet imagine. Future-Focused Learing fosters ethical and responsible global digital citizens who take positive action and solve problems that matter.
- Learn 10 shifts of practice that transform teaching and learning at the classroom level.
- Explore how these shifts can provide exciting challenges for your learners and transform your practice.
- Discover how these shifts form a self-directed plan for meaningful and consistent professional growth.