Future-Focused Schools Study Tour – California September 24th – October 4th 2017
We’ve secured a tour of some of the most innovative, future-focussed, schools in the world. Our study group includes some of the most inspiring school leaders. Why wouldn’t you want to be there? But you need to hurry – there are just FOUR places left!!
To secure a place, you need to complete THIS BOOKING FORM
The US has some of the most innovative schools in the world – and many of them are in California. We’re starting our tour in Silicon Valley, because it’s there that our knowledge-based future is being shaped. Some of the leading schools here are built upon the ideas and creativity that shaped companies like Google, Amazon, Apple and Facebook as well as disciplines like design thinking, blended and independent learning, and project-based learning. But our tour also takes in new models of schooling in Los Angeles and finishes in the outstanding High Tech High schools in San Diego.
Why This Trip?
We’ve formed strong associations with some of these schools, and our participants so far are drawn from inspirational schools in Australia, Europe, India and North America. So, the learning will be as much in the sharing of ideas from the participants, as it will in seeing great practice in the schools. We will also be hosting some intimate dinners with visionary educators. All of this will be led by David and Clare Price and arranged by Study Links Tours, of the UK – experts in educational travel tours.
What’s The Schedule?
SUNDAY 24th September: SAN JOSE
2.00 pm Start: Welcome, introductions and overview of the study tour. Evening meal and meeting with whole group.
MONDAY 25th September : SAN JOSE
AM: Rocket Ship school, San Jose (TBC)
TUESDAY 26th September: SAN JOSE
All Day: Nueva School
WEDNESDAY 27th September: SAN FRANCISCO
AM: Alt-School – Yerba Buena Campus – Think Tank session with Colleen Broderick, Alt School
PM: Flight to Los Angeles
THURSDAY 28th September: LOS ANGELES
All Day: New Roads Academy, Santa Monica
Evening meal and reflection session with whole group (special guests)
FRIDAY 29th September: SAN DIEGO
All Day: Ideate High Academy and Urban Discovery Academy, San Diego
SATURDAY 30th September: SAN DIEGO
Free day for sightseeing
SUNDAY 1st October: SAN DIEGO
PM: Mid-review facilitated session
Evening meal with whole group and HTH Founders
MONDAY 2nd October : SAN DIEGO
All Day: High Tech High Schools, Chula Vista,
TUESDAY 3rd October: SAN DIEGO
WEDNESDAY 4th October: SAN DIEGO
AM: Final meeting, de-brief and presentations of learning
PM: Transfers and return flights to San Francisco
What is included?
All tour related coaches and trains, between September 24th – October 4th is included in the cost of the tour. Participants must make their own way to the hotel in San Jose on the afternoon of the September 24th, where the tour officially begins. (We will provide guidance on the train options from San Francisco to the hotel in San Jose)
Internal flights from San Francisco to Los Angeles and from San Diego to San Francisco are included in the cost of the tour. Participants must arrange and pay for their own flights to and from their home country to San Francisco.
Good quality (4 Star) hotels will be provided in each city.
Breakfast will be included at all hotels. Brown-bag or school lunches will be provided each day (apart from free days).Three evening dinners are included All other meals are at the participants’ own expense.